After recently trading away shortstop Andrelton Simmons, it looks like the Atlanta Braves had some discussions about trading star first baseman Freddie Freeman as well.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Braves and the Houston Astros entered talks about trading Freeman in a five player deal, but the talks didn’t make it very far.
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Here are the facts: Ken Rosenthal’s report that the Braves talked about dealing Freeman was 100 percent true. Three sources told Yahoo Sports that Freeman’s name came up in conversations with the Houston Astros as part of a mega-trade that would’ve included more than five players. It went nowhere. Neither did light chatter with other teams. Discussions about franchise-type players owed more than $100 million rarely do, and that context is vital in understanding what Atlanta is trying to do.
While the Braves have come out and said they intend to keep Freeman, it is quite obvious they haven’t completely closed the door on potentially dealing him if they right pieces are involved.
Considering who the Braves have offloaded previously, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they would trade him off with some quality prospects and a team willing to take on that big contract.