Dodgers: Freddie Freeman Contract Offers From Other Teams Revealed

The Dodgers landed their big fish this offseason. Just two days before Spring Training games kicked off, the deal was announced between Los Angeles and Freddie Freeman. The initial report came out late Wednesday night, and Freddie is in camp today. A press conference is expected to take place this afternoon to introduce him. 

But the Dodgers were not without their competition. There were many other teams around the league looking to land Freddie, obviously including the Braves. Negotiations fell apart with Atlanta though, and they eventually pivoted to a trade for Matt Olson from the Athletics. 

In terms of the Dodgers competition, they simply outbid everyone else. The Blue Jays, Rays, Red Sox, Yankees, and Padres were all teams that had reportedly been in on the slugger. But ultimately, he lands in Los Angeles. 

The Braves were reportedly in on Freeman for 5 years and $140 million. Freeman had been seeking that lucrative 6th year on his deal, and there weren’t any other teams aside from the Rays willing to take it that far. That’s ultimately how the Dodgers landed him.

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Jon Heyman also reported that the Rays were in on him for $150 million, so the Dodgers did just beat them in terms of numbers as well. Offering a player an extra $12 million is sure to sway him, especially with a storied franchise like this. 

Welcome to Los Angeles Freddie, you’re going to love it. 

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