Major League Baseball's owner-imposed lockout may have caused the offseason to freeze, but that hasn't stopped the occasional rumor from slipping through concerning what teams intend to do if when the league and the MLB Players Association ratify a new collective bargaining agreement.
One big free on the market still is Braves superstar Freddie Freeman. Many people thought it was a forgone conclusion he would re-sign, but now it doesn't look that way.
Earlier this month, Braves legend Chipper Jones expressed his belief that Freeman might look elsewhere when the lockout is lifted and on Tuesday, ESPN's Buster Olney reported there's "a growing belief that Freeman will land somewhere outside of Atlanta." Olney included prediction from an executive:
Freeman is reportedly seeking a six-year deal. The Braves, for their part, have countered with a five-year proposal worth $135 million.
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