The Freddie Freeman saga with his former agent and the Atlanta Braves is already wearing thin with the Los Angeles media.
Freddie Freeman was among the most beloved sports figures in Atlanta, as he spent the entirety of his career with the Braves and helped the team win the World Series last season. After failed negotiations, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on a six-year deal. He returned to Atlanta last weekend as a member of the opposing team, where he was seen crying throughout the series.
Since then, Freeman has dominated MLB headlines that involved his reported former agent Casey Close and the Braves. Freeman reportedly moved on from agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management over being angry about free agency negotiations this offseason. Then, FOX Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb alleged that Freeman fired Close due to withholding a final contract offer made by the Braves, which the agent denied. Then Close alleged that the Braves were creating a “false narrative” about Freeman’s exit from the team.
As it turns out, the saga has already worn thin with the Los Angeles media. Specifically, take a look at the column written by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
The title of it? “Beneath the tears, Freddie Freeman plays the role of entitled athlete perfectly.”
Freddie Freeman saga already wearing thin with Los Angeles media
This past offseason, the Braves and Freeman could not reach a deal. Atlanta moved on rather quickly, as they successfully negotiated a trade with the Oakland Athletics to acquire first baseman Matt Olson, and then signed him to an eight-year, $168 million contract.
That is when the Dodgers entered with a six-year, $162 million contract, which Freeman accepted. With that, the Dodgers remain among the favorites to contend for the World Series out of the National League.
As of this writing, Los Angeles is in a battle to maintain first-place in the NL West alongside the San Diego Padres. Meanwhile, Atlanta is creeping up on the New York Mets for first-place in the NL East.
There is likely to be more to come in this Freeman saga, so brace yourselves, Dodgers fans.