The wait is finally over. The Dodgers and their fanbase no longer have to wonder when and where Freddie Freeman will be signing. Late last night, we all received word that he had made his choice to come out West to Los Angeles, and the rest of the baseball world cried out in agony.
Freeman brings his lethal bat to the Dodgers to join a lineup already loaded with talent. Top to bottom, these bats are sure to impress all season long. Freddie reportedly signed on for 6 years and $162 million, meaning he will join Mookie Betts as the two to stick around for quite some time.
Naturally, current Dodgers players were very excited. They took to the internet to further add to the buzz as the deal was announced.
— Trea Turner (@treavturner) March 17, 2022
Trea Turner went with the basic eyeball emojis, always a crowd please for Twitter. Is an extension for him up next on Andrew Friedman’s to-do list?
— Logan Webb (@LoganWebb1053) March 17, 2022
Even Giants players had a little bit of a reaction, with Giants pitcher Logan Webb clearly upset. He’s going to be seeing a LOT of Freddie Freeman for the next couple of years.
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) March 17, 2022
Justin Turner added to the eyeball emoji from Trea, dropping a few sets of his own. He’ll be throwing a lot of balls Freddie’s way this year!
Max Muncy: “To me it’s non-stop amazement” that #Dodgers can keep adding players like Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and now Freddie Freeman and yet still have one of best farm systems in baseball
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 17, 2022
When asked about it this morning, Max Muncy couldn’t believe the talent that the Dodgers are able to collect. Not just on the free-agent market or via trades, but Los Angeles has one of the better farm systems in all of baseball still. They’re completely set up for the future.
But there you have it folks, Freddie Freeman is a Dodger. What a will time to be a fan out in Los Angeles.