Now that the MLB lockout is over, it’s time to shift our focus back to free agency.
Freddie Freeman is one of the many free agents left unsigned thus far, and you can bet the market for him will be buzzing these next few days.
There appear to be three major favorites for Freeman as of now, those being the Atlanta Braves, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, as reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.
Morosi notes that the Dodgers interest in Freeman is “sincere” while the Yankees and Braves also remain prominent suitors for the first baseman.
#Dodgers interest in Freddie Freeman is sincere, based on what I have heard from sources tonight. #Braves and #Yankees obviously are prominent in the Freeman marketplace. Some in the industry believe he could be next major free agent to sign. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 11, 2022
Who Will Sign Freeman?
These three teams are obviously looking to spend big, and now is their chance to do so.
In the case of the Yankees, Luke Voit began to struggle a little last year, so there is a fit for Freeman there.
The Braves of course are without a first baseman at the moment, and it would make perfect sense for them to try and bring back their franchise player as they look to take a shot at defending their crown.
For the Dodgers, there are a number of possibilities.
They already have Max Muncy at first base, so if they sign Freeman, they’ll need to move Muncy elsewhere.
With the DH being universal now, Muncy could slot into that spot.
The Dodgers could also look to move him to second base.
It’s possible he could play third base too, and the Dodgers would then make Justin Turner their DH.
Each of these teams has a solid fit for Freeman, and it will be interesting to watch the bidding war that ensues as free agency kicks off again.