Freddie Freeman became a Dodger on Wednesday night.
According to several reports, the 32-year-old free-agent first agreed to a six-year $ 162 million contract with Paceman and Dodgers. This agreement was first announced by ESPN.
Freeman from Southern California helped Braves lead the World Series title for more than a quarter of a century last season, when he hit .300 with 31 homers and 83 RBIs last season. In his 12 seasons with Atlanta, Freeman scored .295 with 271 homers and 941 RBIs.
The Yankees did not have much motivation for Freeman during the free agency, and eventually decided to bring back Anthony Rizo with a two-year $ 32 million contract. That deal may have numbered the days of Luke White in The Franks.
Braves stopped the blockbuster trade for paceman Matt Olsen, the first paceman in athletics, a two-time Golden Glove, which helped the Dodgers clear the field to sign Freeman. Atlanta then signed Alson to an eight-year, $ 168 million contract.
Braves Hall of Fame third baseman Zipper Jones had the impression that Freeman’s future was not going to be in Atlanta.
“I haven’t spoken to Freddie in a while, but I hope he’s a little frustrated that this was not done at spring training last year,” Jones told 92.9 The Game a few weeks ago. “But the truth of the matter is, we have no fans on the stand. We’ve got owners who do not know where the revenue will be at the end of this year and who have a little bit of it. The key point is that I hope Freddie will play where he wants to play.
It turned out to be Dodgers.
Earlier on Wednesday, Freeman thanked the Braves and their fans in Atlanta.
“For the last 15 years I have been away from your organization,” Freeman said Wrote in the Instagram post. “It’s really an honor. We went through some highs and lows together, but those lows were very good last year.
“To snit [manager Brian Snitker], My coaches, teammates, coaching staff, clubhouse staff and everyone who has made Turner Field and Troost Park so special for my family and me over the years. … An explosion that excited me for you.
“Even though our time is up, I look forward to seeing all of you again and playing. When that time comes, I hope you will remember all the wonderful memories we made together. I love you Braves Country! Always champions! “