Matt Olson has had a busy few days.
The first baseman was traded over to the Atlanta Braves from the Oakland A’s on Monday.
Less than 24 hours later, Olson was signed to a massive eight-year extension.
Today, at Braves’ camp, Olson already appears to be making himself right at home.
MLB on FOX tweeted a video of Olson taking batting practice for the first time in a Braves uniform, and the video shows him mashing baseballs, hitting extremely long home runs, and quickly getting himself acclimated to his new team and a new environment.
Olson appears ready to go as the Braves kick off the 2022 season.
Matt Olson already hitting moonshots in his new uniform 😳
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 16, 2022
Making Himself At Home
Olson obviously has tremendous power, so it doesn’t hurt too bad that Freddie Freeman won’t be coming back to Atlanta, as the Braves seem to have found the perfect replacement for him.
It’s clear that Olson already feels right at home with the Braves, and that the transition from Oakland to Atlanta has been seamless.
And it’s always fun to see a player take batting practice and hit moonshots.
That’s what baseball is all about and that’s why we love the game so much.
Olson’s swing also looks good heading into the season, and he wasted no time introducing himself and his unique skillset to the Braves and their fans.
And that’s what fans want out of a new player.
They want that player to show them he’s ready to go and help them win.
With the addition of Olson, the Braves still look like a team that can compete for an NL East title, and potentially even repeat as World Series champions.
No problem for the Braves.