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Braves: Astonishing details emerge surrounding why Freddie Freeman left his agency

Freddie Freeman‘s return to Atlanta was understandably emotional at first. He cried prior to his press conference before his first game as a Dodger at Truist Park, and he teared up at his initial standing ovation, but I don’t think anybody expected him to show so much emotion throughout the entire series. It was Sunday night in a tight game of the series finale, and Freeman was still caught several times with watery eyes.

There was so much going on between Freeman and the Braves that even Clayton Kershaw came out and said he hoped the Dodgers aren’t “second fiddle.” That’s a pretty controversial to say about a teammate that’s returning to the place where he spent the last 12 years of his career, but I think I speak for most people when I say I understand where Kershaw was coming from. Following the series, it was overwhelmingly obvious where Freeman’s heart lies — in Atlanta. And to make matters worse, the debacle didn’t stop there.

Yesterday, it was revealed Freeman was leaving his agency because of the way they handled his free agent negotiations, and now we know why. According to Doug Gottlieb, Casey Close — Freeman’s agent — never told Freeman about the Braves’ final offer, which is why Freeman fired him. Close apparently knew that Freeman would have taken the deal.

If this is true, it is some astounding news. Freeman always wanted to be a Brave, and he still does. Yet, he’s currently signed to one of their biggest rivals in the National League for the next six seasons.

I’m not sure how this is going to play out in Los Angeles. Surely, his teammates have to feel awkward about the situation. However, as far as the Braves are concerned, the ordeal is over. Freeman isn’t coming through those doors. He’s gone. This is Matt Olson‘s team now, and after he blasted two home runs last night in a critical victory over the Phillies, Braves fans should feel just fine about that.

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