Is former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman realistic for the Colorado Rockies?
Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will still be on the free agent market whenever the lockout ends this offseason and he is one of the biggest free agents left on the market but, despite how the Colorado Rockies have operated in recent years, could they be a fit for Freddie Freeman?
Over at MLB Trade Rumors, they suggested on Monday that Freeman could be a fit for the Colorado Rockies.
Freeman, 32, reportedly wants a six-year deal for roughly $200 million, for an average annual value (AAV) of $33.3 million. The Rockies can afford that but the difference between being able to afford and willing to spend $200 million on one player are two totally different things.
The Colorado Rockies should be a fit for former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman … in theory
The Colorado Rockies desperately need a big power bat in their lineup and former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman could do just that. Despite the old adage “you just know they’re going to hit,” they did not and they have not for years. Freeman would bring the Rockies one of the best bats out there and it would be a huge morale boost for the team and for fans.
I can already see the Rockies fans reading this and scoffing to say, “Well, the Rockies haven’t made any moves this offseason or in previous offseasons so what’s to say that they will do anything now?” And that’s a good point. The Rockies have made no additions this offseason and have made at least one subtraction this offseason in losing Jon Gray to Texas. The Rockies mishandled a possible extension with him from the get-go.