“If There Was One Place to Go, That’s the Place to Do It”- Matt Olson Shares His Excitement to Play for the World Champions Atlanta Braves

Published 03/15/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

After winning the World Series in the 2021 season, the Atlanta Braves are gearing up for the 2022 season. And now, since the Braves failed to re-sign free agent and their former star Freddie Freeman, they have acquired the first baseman Matt Olson for a possible replacement of Freeman.

Freddie Freeman’s homecoming is not a surety for the Atlanta Braves. That is why the Braves acquired the first baseman Matt Olson for the 2022 season. And with this, Matt Olson felt a bittersweet moment after leaving the Oakland Athletics and playing for the Braves.

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Notably, any player would want to play for the World Champions. And talking about Matt Olson, he has more than one reason to play for the Braves.

Matt Olson reveals his bittersweet moment after being traded to the Atlanta Braves

It is no secret that Matt Olson is one of the finest and youngest first basemen in Major League Baseball. And now, after his trade to the Braves, he will get more and better opportunities to prove himself in MLB.

Earlier on Monday when the Athletics traded him to the Braves, the star first baseman shared his excitement to play for his new team. Olson said if there was one place to go and leave, then it’s the Atlanta Braves. Olson also expressed that after spending 10 years at the A’s, it will be bittersweet for him to leave the place and then play for his hometown team.

“I have been here since 2012, almost 10 years. My whole baseball career, it’s bittersweet leaving,” Olson said. “Obviously, Atlanta is an amazing place. World Series champs, My hometown… If there was one place to go and leave, that’s the place to do it.”

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Though the Braves have acquired Olson for the first base, it will not be an easy task to fill the void left by Freeman. During his 12-year stay at the Braves, Freeman has played a pivotal role in their recent success.

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Freeman has also won the 2020 National League MVP and is a five-time All-Star in Major League Baseball.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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