BLOG MLB

MLB Rumors: New York Mets also interested in Braves’ Freddie Freeman

Written by Doug Rush

There’s a really good chance that when the lockout ends, the Atlanta Braves might not be keeping veteran first baseman Freddie Freeman.

We’ve heard the New York Yankees interest in Freddie Freeman. We can add the New York Mets to the list of teams in on Freeman as well.

The Mets already have Pete Alonso at first base, but if the National League is likely going to adopt the designated hitter in 2022, so the Mets can transition Alonso to DH if they wanted to and put Freeman at first if they wanted to sign him.

Before the lockout happened, the Mets went on a spending spree and added Max Scherzer, Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha and Starling Marte.

With new owner Steve Cohen clearly ready to spend, could Freeman be the next one who dons the blue and orange of the Mets?

We won’t know until the lockout ends; whenever that is.

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.