Freddie Freeman’s Lost Legacy and Why Braves Are Better Off
Atlanta Braves legend Freddie Freeman is on the heels of an emotional series in Cobb County and in the middle of a controversy. Amidst the turmoil, we take a look at the reasons the Braves are better off without Freddie.
Once the Atlanta Braves made the trade for Matt Olson and Freddie Freeman‘s time in Atlanta came to an end, I began looking to the future. It’s business, it’s baseball, it’s okay. Matt Olson is younger and is another hometown boy. So be it.
Then, this past weekend when Freddie made his emotional return to Atlanta, I was able to acknowledge how much I missed seeing Freeman at first base every night.
The series was fantastic, by the way. There was a playoff atmosphere with some intense baseball. There were times when each pitch carried a buzz of electricity, close to a feeling that only postseason baseball can bring.
The baseball itself is not getting enough chatter since all anyone can talk about is the Freeman situation. Should the Braves and Dodgers meet in the postseason this year, the storylines will make for some incredible television.
With that being said, rather than continue to talk about how awesome the series was, I’m going to talk about the Freeman situation.
Following the series in Atlanta, Freddie fired his representation. Stories are now running rampant about whether Freeman’s agent didn’t tell Frederick about the Braves’ final offer because he didn’t want him to take it. The allegations are alarming and damning to the agency.
The allegations tear at the soul of Braves fans who watched Chipper Jones’ heir to the throne of Atlanta baseball shed tears all over Truist Park.
“You mean, this didn’t have to happen!?”
The agency, Excel Sports, is disputing the claim and publicly considering legal action.
I don’t want to speculate on that. What I want to do is look back to the future. It’s time for a healthy reminder that even though last weekend hit us Braves fans in the feels, we are still in a great position moving forward.
We will also take a look at the legacy Freddie Freeman lost out on by signing with the Dodgers.