October 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates after he scores a run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Sign Freddie Freeman

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The Atlanta Braves lock down their stud first baseman, Freddie Freeman, to an 8-year $135 million dollar deal.  This is the largest contract to date for the Braves, the largest before this was Chipper Jones‘ six-year, $90 million extension for 2001-2006.

Freeman’s contract looks to have an average annual value of $16.875M.

The 24-year-old should now step right into the shoes of the face and leader of Atlanta’s organization….and rightfully so.

This signing of Freeman is unlike the Braves reputation (16th in the majors in payroll) but it does say that they are going all in to win a World Series in the next couple years.

Freeman and his hug love showed his support back to the fans on twitter Tuesday night.

 

 

Remember last Tuesday??….Freddie was stuck in his car during one of the worst traffic jams Atlanta has seen and Chipper came to rescue him.  Now with this contract, Freddie can probably offer some thanks to Chipper (which I’m sure he could before) and/or get some snow tires.

 

 

 

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