Freddie Freeman Might FINALLY Be Signing with the Dodgers (UPDATE: It’s Done)

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Freddie Freeman Might FINALLY Be Signing with the Dodgers (UPDATE: It’s Done)

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In the culmination of what has felt inevitable for a week now – seriously, every rumor you saw about Freddie Freeman felt engineered by his camp to get the right deal from the Dodgers – the former Braves first baseman and MVP is close to joining up with an absolutely absurd lineup in Los Angeles.

If and when it’s done, it’s like, my lord … Freeman, Betts, T. Turner, J. Turner, Bellinger, Taylor, Smith, Muncy, and, what, the worst bat is Pollock? Or Beaty?

The other thing, when this goes down, is that it will mean the Padres missed on yet another big money signing, which continues to lessen the urgency to deal a big contract (and attach a prospect).

More coming.

UPDATE (Michael): So by the looks of it, Freeman got the precious sixth year he’d been seeking, but it may have come at a cost. His new deal is reportedly for something close to a $26.67M AAV, which is lower than what the Braves were reportedly offering on an annual basis ($30M). But this could be a win-win. Freeman gets the larger and longer overall commitment and the Dodgers get to spread out his deal over an extra year, which should help for luxury tax calculation.

UPDATE: The final deal is for $162M ($27M AAV), per Kiley McDaniel, and it leaves L.A. with quite the lineup:

Author: Brett Taylor

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