With the MLB Lockout still indefinitely in place, there is no new news to report when it comes to Freddie Freeman. However, Beyond the Box Score wrote about Freeman’s current situation and how, though he is expected to stay in Atlanta, other teams could certainly use him.
Over at MLB Trade Rumors, Anthony Franco speculated the Red Sox could also enter the fray. Though this is not based on any official report, the idea is that, with the flexibility to make a big move, the Red Sox have plenty of reason to pursue Freeman. Outside of the Red Sox specifically, the general idea is that more teams could find the urgency to make a significant run at Freeman. Even if he may not be the most obvious fit for some rosters. Freeman is the type of difference maker you pursue and make the situation make sense for.
While some teams may be more obvious than others, once the MLB Lockout has concluded, there could be one or two unexpected suitors for Freeman with the resources to make things interesting.
- Some of baseball’s best prospects will look to get back on the fast track to the majors in 2022 after a less than ideal 2021.
- The Oakland Athletics will certainly be one of the most talked about teams when the offseason resumes, and they could be a good source to look at for a bullpen upgrade.
- Over at FanGraphs, David Laurlia looks into who had a better career between Bobby Abreu and Ichiro. While it may seem that the answer should be obvious, the numbers suggest the debate could be more valid than one might think.