Braves Fans Speculate Freddie Freeman’s Future After Team Trades For 1B Matt Olson

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  • The Braves traded for 1B Matt Olsen on Monday
  • Now, fans are wondering what it means for Freddie Freeman
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The Braves made a huge offseason splash to secure their future at the first base position for years to come.

Atlanta didn’t sign the first baseman that many were expecting, though.

The Braves made a huge trade for former A’s slugger Matt Olson. Olson racked up 39 home runs last season in Oakland, the second time in three years he’s recorded 30+ long balls and at least 90 RBIs.

While adding Olson certainly bolsters the lineup, it likely means the end of an era for one Atlanta mainstay.

Atlanta has been in talks with 1B Freddie Freeman all offseason about the possibility of the star’s return to the team. Negotiations seemed to stall when the Braves wouldn’t meet the asking price that the infielder was requesting.

Freeman was instrumental in last year’s World Series run. The lefty hit an even .300, smacking 31 homers and leading the team in runs scored.

Freeman was even better in the postseason, hitting .318 in the final series to help the Braves take down the Astros. It was Atlanta’s first title since 1995.

He’s spent his entire career in Atlanta, which spans 12 seasons dating back to 2010. Freeman’s been a staple at first base for more than a decade, but the news of the Olson trade likely means his time with the Braves is over.

Social Media Speculates Freddie Freeman’s Future

The Dodgers and Yankees have been major players in the Freddie Freeman sweepstakes. Unlike Atlanta, they’ll be willing to open up the wallets to land the first baseman.

With Atlanta seemingly out of the running, fans took to social media to speculate his future.

Los Angeles seems to have the best shot, here. Freeman is from the West Coast. This move would allow him to stay in the National League and play for a club that’s ready to compete for a World Series crown.

Still, it will take a while to get used to seeing Freeman play in anything other than a Braves uniform.