Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will be a free agent after the 2021 campaign. However, he doesn’t want to play for another organization.
Freeman, who has spent his entire career with the Braves, told USA Today Sports that he would love to spend his entire career with the franchise.
“I’ve been in this organization for 15 years, nearly half of my life, and it means everything to me,” Freeman said. “I am an Atlanta Brave. I love his organization. I don’t know anything else.
“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, you know, and the grass is pretty green here. I know there is a business side to everything, but I really do hope we can work it out where I’m staying here. It’s weird it’s even gone down to this. But there’s nowhere else I want to go.
“It would mean the world to me to spend my entire career here.”
While Freeman doesn’t want to leave Atlanta, a “gap” reportedly exists between the Braves and the veteran first baseman as the two sides look to hammer out a deal.