Atlanta Braves And Freddie Freeman Having Extension Talks

The Atlanta Braves and Freddie Freeman reportedly are having extension talks. The 31-year-old first baseman's contract expires at season's end, so he does have the chance to test free agency.

Freeman has become of the most important players on the Braves, so it is easy to understand why they are aiming to keep the veteran around. In 137 games this season, he has 28 home runs, 73 RBIs and a .292 batting average. Rightfully, he made the All-Star Game this season as well because of how well he's performed at the plate. 

In total, Freeman has spent the entirety of his 12-year MLB career with Braves. In 1,543 games, he currently has 268 home runs, 931 RBIs and a .295 career batting average. 

He also has had a number of different accolades during his time in Atlanta. In 2020, he was ML MVP and also won the Silver Slugger Award and NL Hank Aaron Award. He also won the Gold Glove Award during the 2018 season. In total, he has appeared in five All-Star games as well.

We will have to wait and see if the Braves are able to re-sign their star. Losing Freeman this off-season would be horrible, as he has become a legitimate star in this league. 

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