Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman took an emotional trip down to Atlanta to face his old team, but it likely never should’ve been this way.
In the midst of the series, Freeman would suddenly fire his agent. If the latest report is indeed accurate, that firing would be well-warranted after he got screwed.
“Casey Close (his agent) never told Freeman about the Braves’ final offer, this is why Freeman fired him,” Fox Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb tweeted Wednesday. “He found out in Atlanta this weekend. It isn’t that rare to have happened in the MLB, but it happened. Close knew Freddie would have taken the ATL deal.”
Close would have motive to not disclose the Braves deal assuming it was not as large as the six-year, $162 million deal the Dodgers served up. Freeman took his talents to the bright lights of Los Angeles and the Braves brought in Matt Olsen to re-stock the defending World Series Champions.
Until his offseason departure, Freeman was the face of the Braves franchise that selected him in the second round of the 2007 MLB draft.