Braves, Freeman Close On Extension

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.

Stay tuned for updates as the details are released.

Topics: Braves, Extension, Freddie Freeman

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    This IS the extension you were looking for (well, at least one of them!).

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Frankly, and you know this… FF is the only extension I really cared about, except for JHey’s prowess last year at lead off. He’s replaceable otherwise, IMO. Ok, let the rebuttals begin.

      • Joseph Fain

        I agree. Heyward’s value is still mostly based on potential rather than production.

        I will be really excited if the Braves lock up Freeman long term.

      • fireboss

        I’m glad F5F is going to be around for a long time. I would like them to extend Medlen as well. Jason is a media darling and has the tools to be a great player. Anyone can be replaced but we lack the depth to do that now.