“Whenever those conversations take place, whether they have or haven’t, we’re going to work really hard to keep those really quiet. But it speaks for itself. He’s a huge part of our team. Wants to be here. Drafted and developed here. Our hope is he’s here for the rest of his career.”
Freeman is nearing the end of an eight-year, $135 million deal. He's set to make $22 million in each of the next two seasons.
He’s remained committed and passionate about the only franchise he’s known. He endured the Braves’ lean years, including a trio of 90-loss campaigns, but wanted to see the rebuild through. Freeman’s patience is being rewarded with the Braves’ consecutive division titles and deep, young roster that should keep them competitive for the foreseeable future.