That appears to be the case.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Braves are in fact shopping Freeman, along with “everyone owed money.”
Freeman, 26, is one of the games premiere first basemen, when healthy, but he is scheduled to make a lot of money going forward. In 2016, he is signed for $12 million and will make at least $20 million each year until 2021.
On the trade market, Freeman is sure to draw significant interest and if the Braves are in fact serious about their rebuild (seeing how they traded Simmons, they are), it would not be a shock if he was wearing a different uniform in 2016.
Last season, Freeman missed 44 games, some due to a wrist injury, but he still hit .276 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI.
Welcome to the offseason, Atlanta.
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