Normally, who the Yankees decide to sign, or not sign, has little impact on the Dodgers. But when a team that was reportedly in on Freddie Freeman seemingly exits the sweepstakes, it’s newsworthy. On Tuesday night, the Yankees, according to multiple reports, re-signed Anthony Rizzo to a two-year deal.
Anthony Rizzo gets $32 million for two years with an opt out after the first year, per source. That opt out is huge. It’s a free year for him. If he goes off, chance to make more next off season.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) March 16, 2022
Like the Dodgers, New York is a major market club that was sorely in need of a left-handed slugger. Either Freeman’s asking price was too high, or the Yankees didn’t want to commit long-term money to a 32-year-old corner infielder, or both.
Moreover, the Yankees weren’t the only potential Freeman landing spot to evaporate over the last 48 hours. Atlanta, where Freeman has played all 12 of his MLB seasons, traded four top prospects for the Oakland Athletics for All-Star first baseman Matt Olson.
Although New York and Atlanta have exited the Freeman market, reports on Tuesday indicated that the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox are now in on the Freddie Freeman extravaganza as well.
Wherever and whenever Freeman signs a new deal, Dodgers Nation will have you covered!
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