What are the reasons why Freddie Freeman may not sign with the Colorado Rockies?
Chief among the reasons for former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freedman to not sign with the Colorado Rockies is that the Colorado Rockies don’t offer him a contract or don’t offer him a fair market value. Unlike Bryant or Schwarber, Freeman is a first baseman.
The Rockies best offensive player in 2021 was C.J. Cron with his 130 OPS+. Cron is a first baseman.
By the time the lockout ends, we will know if the National League will adopt the designated hitter rule or not but the Rockies have already said that they don’t want a permanent DH. With signing Freeman, the Rockies wouldn’t be completely hamstrung as Cron and Freeman could switch between first base and DH but neither can play other positions. The Rockies like having versatility with their players.
Another big reason that Freeman may not sign with the Rockies is the Rockies, in general, of late. Jeff Bridich is out but if Freeman talks with Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, or Troy Tulowitzki, for example, about dealing with the Rockies front office, Freeman is probably not going to get a glowing review.
The hiring of Bill Schmidt will help but they really couldn’t have gone with a worse GM than Bridich. They still have a lot to prove with fans and the baseball world that it is not the same old, same old for the franchise.
Freddie Freeman would be a huge get for the Colorado Rockies but with the way the offseason has unfolded thus far, it looks unlikely to happen.
The Rockies have to be willing to spend serious money this offseason and the Braves still have to fall completely on their face this offseason by not resigning Freeman for the Rockies to be able to get him and at least as the calendar is about to turn to 2022, both of them seem unlikely to happen.