Atlanta Braves’ Star Urges Team to Re-Sign Freddie Freeman

Published 12/24/2021, 5:57 AM EST
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 | Courtesy: Reuters


The MLB lockout has not only made fans impatient, but players also want their teams to sign their favorite free agents. One of the top free agents left in the market is the 2021 World Series fame, Freddie Freeman.

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The Braves failed to re-sign him before the lockout; however, they will still have their shot once the lockout is uplifted. Freeman’s former teammate openly requested the Braves to re-sign him.

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Tyler Matzek openly sends a message to his team

2021 became a historical year for Atlanta Braves as the team stunned the world by clinching their first-ever title in the 21st century. Notably, it was the heroics of players like Freddie Freeman, who produced an incredible performance for the team.

Nov 5, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman waves to the crowd during the World Series championship rally at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports|Courtesy: Reuters

Interestingly, Freeman became a free agent for the 2022 season. While he had hinted at his desire to go back to his former team, no conclusions were reached before the lockout. Although Braves also has an interest in re-signing him, their star pitcher, Tyler Matzek, wants to make sure his team prioritizes Freeman.

Throwing back to his experience with Freeman, Tyler Matzek tweeted saying, Fun fact, @FreddieFreeman5 was my first strike out. Almost everyday I see him, I remind him he’s #1 in my book.” He further added a hashtag, ”#resignfreddie”

While Freddie did not react to the resigning point, he replied to Tyler’s tweet about the strikeout incident saying, ”This is true lol”

Freddie Freeman is on the radar of other teams

After his stellar run in 2021, his high demand for free agency was expected. However, the teams were skeptical if he would want to switch from the Braves. But a report had claimed that Braves were stalling, re-signing him before the lockout, making him impatient. Braves’ slow moves have opened doors for other teams to grab the star on their side.

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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| Courtesy: Reuters

Notably, some teams like Los Angeles Dodgers had already approached him before the lockout. If the Braves want to re-sign Freddie, they will have to be aggressive and quick in their talks with him once the lockout is over.

Do you think Freddie Freeman will make a comeback to the team for the upcoming seasons?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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