It’s no secret that the Dodgers are in on the chase for first baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman’s free company has been nicely lined by media shops this offseason, and this web site isn’t any totally different.
In keeping with consultants, the sticking level in LA signing Freeman is the perceived reluctance of the Dodgers signing the 32-year-old nook infielder to the six-year contract he reportedly desires.
But, Andrew Friedman is an issue solver. His answer in the case of famous person free brokers has been to supply shorter offers with considerably increased common annual worth (AAV). This strategy was taken with outfielder Bryce Harper and pitcher Trevor Bauer.
One agent ballparked what a Dodgers contract supply to Freeman might seem like in a recent article by ESPN’s Buster Olney.
“’However a shorter time period deal that’s actually profitable — I might see that,’ mentioned one agent, positing a four-year, $140 million contract as extra workable for L.A.”
Earlier this yr, ESPN’s Alden González additionally doubted that the Dodgers would signal Freeman to a six-year deal, however might suggest a lovely shorter time period contract.
“It’s laborious to see them going six years for Freeman. Their hope, if their finances permits, would in all probability be to sway him with increased salaries on a shorter deal.”
Olney’s reporting backed up González’s January take.
“Some brokers imagine Andrew Friedman, the pinnacle of baseball operations for L.A., would by no means commit a six-year deal to a primary baseman getting into the again half of his profession.”
Freeman might function an unimaginable substitute for shortstop Corey Seager’s left-handed, who signed with Texas this offseason.
In 13 seasons in Atlanta, Freeman produced a .893 OPS and has common 28 residence runs and 97 RBI per season.
Free brokers can negotiate with groups as soon as the brand new CBA has been accomplished.
Briefly, this received’t be the final of the Freeman-Dodgers saga.
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