It’s like Christmas morning for all of us in Braves Country.
A couple of hours ago, the Braves announced a multi-year deal with Jason Heyward, avoiding arbitration, but news is breaking that the club is very close to announcing a multi-year contract extension with All-Star First Baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman and the Braves were currently set to go to arbitration on February 11th.
Freeman has been viewed by many as a top extension candidate, especially in the wake of reports that both Craig Kimbrel and Jason Heyward had neglected to negotiate any type of extension last offseason. A report from Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports believes the extension to be in the 8 year/$125MM range.
One source said Freddie Freeman's extension could be as much as $125 million over eight years when it is done. @FOXSports1
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 4, 2014
Stay tuned for updates as the details are released.