Freddie Freeman to Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: A complete look

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 31: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers chats with Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves on first base during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 31, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 31: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers chats with Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves on first base during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 31, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the fifth inning of the MLB baseball game between Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Thursday, June 24, 2021. /

Contract possibilities have dominated the Freddie Freeman to Los Angeles Dodgers rumors in recent weeks

As December rolled along, much of the talk about Freddie Freeman and his potential of leaving the Atlanta Braves for the Los Angeles Dodgers focused on the length of contract Freeman was reportedly seeking. Freeman was rumored to be looking for a six-year deal in the neighborhood of $180 million while whispers surfaced that the Braves had offered Freeman a five-year deal worth $135 million.

In January, it was reported that the Dodgers would not be willing to give Freeman a six-year deal, clouding the waters on if Freeman would still be a part of the plans in Los Angeles.

However, in February, contract talk shifted to a shorter, more lucrative contract (perhaps in the four-year, $140 million neighborhood) that would be of interest to Freeman as well as fit the plans in Los Angeles.

And what about those pesky rumors linking Freeman to the Yankees? Also in February, a pair of ESPN baseball insiders stated that they believed the Dodgers are a much more likely suitor, with Tim Kurkjian saying that the Dodgers are the ideal landing spot for Freeman … if he doesn’t resign with Atlanta.

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As long as the MLB lockout continues, there will likely be more rumors connecting Freeman and the Dodgers. Once the lockout ends, however, is when we’ll know just how accurate these rumors linking Freeman and the Dodgers have been over the past several weeks.