It’s been a tough week for Atlanta sports fans, having lost both Freddie Freeman and Matt Ryan. But Freeman doesn’t seem to care much about the Braves’ sorrows.
When Braves general manager Alex Anthopolous was forced to discuss his trade for Oakland’s first junior athlete Matt OlsonHe’s teary-eyed, knowing all too well what that means for the future of the franchise.
Freddie Freeman goneand he was kicked out by Anthopolous’ himself.
Freeman later claimed that he didn’t receive many notifications from the Braves, and learned about the transaction over his phone. His family – namely his mother and wife – were heartbroken that he played his last game with the only franchise he has ever known. At least, that’s the story Freeman wanted to tell.
The Braves’ version is that Freeman gave them an hour to accept a traitor, far more than the contract he would accept through the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Every breakup is bad, even when both parties know it’s in their best interest to move on. Freeman had to return home, and the Braves received a younger, similar replacement in Olson.
Brave: Freddie Freeman Doesn’t Cry by Alex Anthopolous
Freeman was asked if he had found Anthopolous’ suffocating after trading for Olson.
His response, while blunt, seemed to show a hint of anger.
“I’ve seen them, that’s all I’ll say,” says Freeman.
It didn’t look like a man felt remorse about the situation.
Whether Anthopolous’ tears are real or to make the show remains to be seen – we will probably never know. But Freeman’s days in Atlanta are behind him, and reports of his departure only make the divorce more messy.
He won’t be of this generation Chipper Jonesand he’s fine with that.
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