But over the weekend — beginning Friday — things flipped. The Atlanta Braves, finally somehow aware of the consequences of their own inaction, leapt back into play as the Dodgers charged forward with an offer only referred to as “multi-year.”
Freeman’s decision is supposedly the first “domino” of this free agency frenzy, which has mostly featured a plethora of mid-tier names getting scooped up in the 72 hours between the lockout being lifted and the official opening of camps. But Carlos Correa’s market is reportedly heating up as Freeman’s market stays familiar. Could the first baseman actually be falling behind in terms of making waves?
Well … Chelsea Freeman, Freddie’s wife, certainly wanted to jump in on the fun on Sunday afternoon, posting an Instagram on her “Chelsea Freeman Collection” clothing page that raised eyebrows.
Check out her latest post, offering 30% off with the geotag “Atlanta” … with Dodger Stadium very clearly in the background.
Dodgers signing Freddie Freeman, per his wife’s Instagram?
There’s no indicator of when the photograph was taken — it certainly looks like the bright sun of the summer — but intentionally conflicting the geotag with the familiar Dodger Stadium signage is an objectively hilarious clash. It has to have been done on purpose.
In terms of the actual Freeman bidding war, the first baseman will certainly not be available for 30% off. Atlanta’s offer seems to be escalating after the Dodgers’ interest became legal and genuine, but as the hours tick by, a Freeman return to Los Angeles feels almost assured.
So assured that Chelsea Freeman didn’t even feel like photoshopping out the advertisements.
From Dave Roberts’ and Max Muncy’s assured quotes to Muncy working out at second base over the weekend, Freeman capping off the roster feels like a fait accompli.
Just get it done so we can stop reading tea leaves.