The Atlanta Braves continue to add pieces to their roster for 2022.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Braves came to terms with outfielder Alex Dickerson on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Add that to the list new players added to the Atlanta roster.
They’ve also re-signed Eddie Rosario to a two-year, $18 million contract with a club option for 2024.
The Braves subsequently gave Olson a massive eight-year extension.
But for all the moves the Braves have made, they still haven’t brought back their star Freddie Freeman.
The Atlanta #Braves today signed OF Alex Dickerson to a non-guaranteed, major-league contract worth $1 million.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 16, 2022
At this point, with Olson being acquired and extended, the Braves are out of the Freeman sweepstakes, but it’s been interesting to see them throw money elsewhere and not bring back Freeman.
It will certainly be strange to see Freeman in another uniform once he signs, as he’s been with the Braves for 12 seasons, but at the same time, Atlanta doesn’t appear to have skipped a beat.
Olson is already mashing baseballs in batting practice and making himself right at home with his new team.
The Braves aren’t really losing much now that they have him instead of Freeman.
But it is strange to see them do all of this other stuff around actually trying to bring Freeman back.
Of course, they tried but felt they needed to stop waiting around and actually make a move.
It’s been a strange offseason to say the least, with a free agent flurry prior to the lockout and a free agent flurry happening right now.
Freeman’s decision will likely come soon enough.