“We still have seven games left and can impact the playoff picture,” Freeman said. “You just have to let the things play out. You’ve got wonderful guys who are going to be making decisions in John Hart, John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox. You’ve just got to put that aside and let them handle it and be a player and go out there and worry about in between the lines.”
Freeman was asked about his relationship with Wren, in light of the fact that some (non-players) in the organization have said their relationships with the GM soured.
“I can’t really comment,” Freeman said. “I don’t interact with Frank that much. He would come into the clubhouse and say hello. That’s about it. He’s the general manager. We are the players. We have to worry about what happens on the field. I’ve never had anything wrong with Frank. That is for other people to talk about. That’s not my area because I don’t know anything about all that.”
Heyward was told about team president Schuerholz’s comments to the media regarding getting back to doing thing the Braves way, and asked what that meant to him (Heyward).
“What does the Braves way mean to me? It means 14 division titles in a row,” Heyward said. “It means an organization that doesn’t take winning for granted. They expect to play into October. They expect to have a meaningful season. You don’t ever want to dwell on the negatives but they have a high standard in winning baseball games and playing into the postseason. That’s a great tradition to have. As far as whether I feel the changes needed to be made or not, I just play right field. That’s my job. I come here to play every day, play hard, help my teammates, have fun and compete.”