The former MVP and World Series champion inked a six-year, $162 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers late on Wednesday night, thus officially ending his 12-year tenure as a member of the Braves.
On Twitter, Buster Olney of ESPN detailed the shock around Major League Baseball over Freeman no longer wearing a Braves uniform, stating that now begins the process where we all are confused by seeing him in a different uniform.
In the end, considering where the numbers landed, it is a surprise that Freddie Freeman is playing with a team other than the Braves.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) March 17, 2022
Is This Happening?
It almost doesn’t seem real.
We’ve all grown accustomed to seeing Freeman in that Braves jersey for so many years and seeing him in another uniform will certainly be tough to get used to.
Such was the case when Albert Pujols left the St. Louis Cardinals.
It took time for us to get used to seeing him in a new uniform.
But on a positive note, Freeman left the Braves organization with class.
He wrote a heartfelt goodbye to the Braves and their fans yesterday just hours before signing with the Dodgers.
He made it known how much he cares about Braves country and that he greatly appreciates their support, which will help not leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Braves fans.
But still, the first time we see him in that Dodger uniform will be weird.
When you grow so accustomed to seeing a player in a certain uniform, it’s quite a shock to the system when they put on another one.
So, it will be tough adjusting to Freeman wearing Dodger blue.