The signing now gives the Dodgers the best shot of any team in baseball to win the World Series.
Dodgers players are obviously thrilled with the team’s new edition and are ready to go in 2022 with a lineup stacked like no other.
One player in particular, Justin Turner, was instrumental in recruiting the star first baseman to Los Angeles, and when asked about having recruited him in the offseason, he responded by saying that this is something that he has been trying to do for the past five seasons.
When #Dodgers All Star Justin Turner was asked if he was recruiting Freddie Freeman this winter, he laughed and said, ‘I’ve been recruiting him for the last 5 years.’
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 17, 2022
A Master Recruiter
It should come as no surprise that Turner was attempting to recruit Freeman.
After all, who wouldn’t want a player of his caliber on their roster?
The guy is a former MVP, has been an All-Star, and is coming off a World Series title with the Atlanta Braves.
He’s also a 12-year veteran who can now impart his knowledge of the game on the young core of players the Dodgers have on their roster.
But it’s funny to see that Turner has been trying to do this for the last five years in preparation for exactly this day.
Freeman is a Dodger.
He’s going home to Southern California to play for perhaps the best team in all of baseball.
Turner’s strategy paid off and he got his wish.
Freeman is coming and the Dodgers are prepared to make some noise and have the rest of the baseball world at their mercy.
Of course, there could be a team that stops them, but right now, fans in Los Angeles have a lot to look forward to.