Freddie Freeman Talks "Intensifying" with the Dodgers, And It Could Happen Tonight (UPDATES)

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Freddie Freeman Talks “Intensifying” with the Dodgers, And It Could Happen Tonight (UPDATES)

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Much of the prevailing wisdom had it that, among the top-tier free agents still out there, Freddie Freeman would be the first to sign. His market is pretty well-delineated at this point, and the teams who want him – most frequently cited as the Braves, Dodgers, and Yankees – will want to figure out his situation first before moving on to other options or other major commitments.

Well, sure enough, it sounds like things are percolating on Freeman tonight, and it could be the Dodgers:

It’s unbelievable that Atlanta didn’t make Freeman a Brave for life, but obviously we as Cubs fans know how that stuff can play out.

Stay tuned, because as soon as Freeman goes down, the implications for the rest of the first base market (including Matt Olson and Anthony Rizzo), the big money free agent market (including Carlos Correa), and all the teams potentially touching on all of those players, will get some clarification. And some heat.

Oh, also? If the Dodgers added Freddie Freeman’s bat? My word. That lineup.

UPDATE: Even stronger language about the timeline, including what I suspect to be a window for the Braves to put in their best and final offer.

UPDATE 2: The Braves offer may be in the five-year, $140M range, but Freeman has been seeking six years all along.

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