“Everyone Knows How My Heart Is” – Freddie Freeman Addresses His Future After Atlanta Braves World Series 2021 Win

Published 11/03/2021, 1:15 PM EDT
Nov 2, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (middle) celebrates after defeating the Houston Astros in game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


While players have come and gone in the Atlanta Braves franchise, Freddie Freeman has stayed since his MLB debut in 2010. After 11 years of trying, the 32-year-old finally won his first World Series title with the Braves after they beat the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6 yesterday.

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While Freeman celebrated with his teammates following the game, he faces uncertainty over his future with the Braves, which is unfamiliar territory for him. Following the Braves’ World Series victory, the first baseman expressed his desire to stay with the team.

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Freddie Freeman wishes to play for the Atlanta Braves in the future

Freeman made an exceptional impression in his first four seasons with his Braves. His exploits earned him a massive eight-year, $135million extension on February 4, 2014, which expired after the 32-year-old won the World Series with the Braves yesterday to end a thrilling 2021 season.

Nov 2, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates after forcing out Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) for the final out in game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

While this could make him a free agent for the first time in his career, he made his feelings clear after yesterday’s victory. During a post-game interaction with Fox, Freeman hoped to sign a fresh contract with the Braves. He mentioned pride and his long-term association with the Braves as his primary reasons.

He said“Of course. Everyone knows that answer. Did I think I was going to be sitting here with no contract? No, I didn’t. But everyone knows this is a crazy game, a crazy business. Everyone knows where my heart is, and this is the Atlanta Braves.

“I’ve been here since I was 17 years old, almost half my life I’ve been in this organization. I think everyone knows how my heart is in this organization. It means everything to put on that Braves uniform every day, so hopefully I can continue to do that.”

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Could the Braves face dire consequences if they don’t sign Freeman?

There’s no denying that Freeman was, quite simply, one of the Braves’ most fundamental players in recent times. With immaculate consistency on the plate, he carved a reputation as a big-time player, which makes him a clear-cut fan favorite.

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Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) hits a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

And at 32 years of age, he clearly has more years to go, which he depicted on several occasions this season. Letting Freeman go would be a huge loss to the new World Series champions. But, the off-season looks likely to throw up many surprises this year, which Freeman might not be immune to unless the Braves can work out a new contract. Fast.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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