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3. Seattle Mariners
However what in the event that they pivoted from Olson and opened their pocketbook a little bit?
Who’s to say they received’t take an opportunity on Freeman?
Seattle barely missed the postseason final 12 months, extending their playoff drought to twenty years.
A transfer for Freeman would present their fanbase and the baseball world that they intend to make noise in 2022.
2. Los Angeles Dodgers
Freeman is a west-coast man, and again in November, R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports activities made an inventory of potential locations for Freeman and talked about Los Angeles as a possible match.
Anderson talked about that beneath the watch of Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers have all the time been a group to exit and attempt to add excessive stage expertise, so it’s definitely one thing the Dodgers may pull off.
Chipper Jones additionally provided some hypothesis that his former teammate may very well be headed to LA, stating that Freeman was being approached by “among the prettiest ladies on the block”, and that he could be listening to these affords, whereas additionally mentioning that Freeman is a So-Cal man and was considerably pissed off by among the Braves’ affords to him.
“The Braves have made some affords, didn’t make him completely happy,” Jones stated. “He’s being courted by among the prettiest ladies on the block proper now, he’s gonna hearken to them.” Chipper admitted he hasn’t talked w/ Freeman “in fairly a while.” However wow. (2/2)https://t.co/StGSpTRXoh
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Freeman would make the Dodgers prompt favorites to win a title.
They have already got Trea and Justin Turner on the left aspect of the infield.
Including Freeman and shifting Max Muncy over to second base would make their proper aspect of the infield look fairly scary as effectively.
The Dodgers are hellbent on profitable one other ring, and it will be arduous to think about them not going after Freeman when the lockout lastly involves an finish.
1. Texas Rangers
Additionally on Anderson’s checklist of potential Freeman suitors have been the Texas Rangers.
Now, they do have Nathaniel Lowe who can play first base, however signing Freeman would make them a transparent contender within the American League and so they may very well be darkish horse candidates to win the AL West or snag a Wild Card spot.
The Rangers have been final within the postseason in 2016 and have completed beneath .500 in every of the next seasons, however Freeman would give followers much more of an incentive to return out to the gorgeous new Globe Life Area and fill the stands in Arlington.
It’ll be an attention-grabbing couple of weeks as soon as the lockout ends and free company resumes.
Gamers might be on the transfer like by no means earlier than and it’ll all occur in a really brief time.
We’ll see if Freeman finally ends up signing with certainly one of these three most closely fits.