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MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees meet with Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees meet with Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman

Brian Cashman is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to first base this winter.

The New York Yankees are interested in bringing back Anthony Rizzo, but they’ve also been linked to trading for Oakland A’s slugger Matt Olson.

But now there’s a new name to the search, as the Yankees have met with the camp of Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Freeman is a month removed from leading the Braves to the World Series and two seasons removed from winning the 2020 NL MVP Award and is considered one of the top free agents on the market.

However, as Heyman mentioned, the Braves do seem likely to retain Freeman despite the fact that he rejected a five-year offer from the team last week.

Freeman has made it well known that he’d love to stay with the Braves, but it doesn’t mean teams like the Yankees won’t stop from meeting with him and asking what he’s interested in doing.

It would be a shock to see Freeman play anywhere else other than the Braves given how much Freeman means to the city and to that organization.

With that said, given how the Yankees want to spend this winter, you can never say never.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.