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MLB Rumors: Freddie Freeman rejects a 5-year offer from the Atlanta Braves

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Rumors: Freddie Freeman rejects a 5-year offer from the Atlanta Braves

There’s not too many people who think Freddie Freeman is ever leaving the Atlanta Braves.

However, if the Braves want to keep their MVP first baseman, they will apparently have to try harder, as Freeman has turned down a five-year offer from the team.

It could have simply been a first offer, and like many hitters do, they never swung at the first pitch. And in this case, Freeman wasn’t jumping at the first offer.

The 32-year old Freeman is coming off one of his best seasons, hitting .300 with 31 home runs and 83 RBI. Freeman was also as clutch as it got in the playoffs and especially in the World Series, where he hit .318 with two homers and five RBI.

Freeman said after the World Series that he wants to remain a Brave and the organization wants him, so it’s a matter of the two sides agreeing to a number they are both comfortable with.

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.