The New York Yankees interest in Freddie Freeman remains intact.
They had interest in him once free agency had began, which was back in November, as they had discussions with him. Now that it’s February, the Yankees interest in him is still there and are still expected to make a serious run for his services.
Major League Baseball has been in a lockout since December 1, so we are going on two months of no baseball activities. Free agents can’t talk to clubs, trades can’t be made. Nothing.
So a lot of what remaining players has lingered since December, especially with Freeman since he is one of the remaining top free agents left unsigned.
Freeman already rejected a five-year offer from the Atlanta Braves and is apparently looking for a six-year deal.
The 32-year-old first baseman and former MVP said that his heart is with the Braves, but he’s also not taking a hometown discount to stay there, which is where a team like the Yankees could swoop in and land him if they really want to add Freeman’s bat and power in the lineup.
Freeman just lead the Braves to their first World Series championship for the first time since 1995 when they defeated the Houston Astros back in Fall Classic this past season.