Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman finally found his new home on Wednesday signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It seemed inevitable that once the Atlanta Braves decided to move on from Freddie Freeman and trade for Matt Olson, the beloved former Brave would end up with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Moving his family back to the Westcoast where he grew up always made a lot of sense for him if things didn’t work out with the Braves — I just hoped it would be the Angels or even the Padres that snagged him.
Much to the dismay of many around Braves Country, he did end up signing with the rival Dodgers.
His camp stuck to their guns in wanting that sixth year and eventually, he got it from his hometown team. I can’t say I blame him and he’s certainly earned the right to receive the best deal he can get.
But that won’t stop fans from reacting emotionally to this decision from Freeman.
Obviously, Twitter can be a dangerous place to try and gauge fan reaction, but emotions have been wild this week with some fans quickly turning on Freddie Freeman — and for some reason his wife as well.
That’s not fair and Freeman shouldn’t be the villain in all of this — neither should the Braves. A business decision was made and both sides did what they thought was best for their business.
However, I’d be lying if I said my feelings on Freddie Freeman haven’t changed slightly going forward.
It’s not that I don’t like him, but I don’t feel the need to continue and cheer for him and follow his career post-Atlanta like I once did. I’ll always appreciate what he did with the Braves and the great moments he gave us fans — but he’s with the enemy now.