Report: Giants rival Dodgers add Freeman on six-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When news of the Matt Olson trade first hit Scottsdale Stadium earlier this week, there was shock. And then there was a realization of what that likely meant for the National League West.
With the Atlanta Braves deciding not to bring franchise cornerstone Freddie Freeman back, the Giants expected the first baseman to end up with their rival. On Wednesday, Freeman did. He agreed to to a six-year, $162 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN.
Freeman, the 2020 NL MVP, gives the Dodgers one hell of a replacement for Corey Seager, who bolted for the Texas Rangers before the lockout. When the signing freeze ended last week, both NL West playoff teams wanted another left-handed bat. The Giants stuck to their methods and agreed to a one-year deal with former Dodger Joc Pederson. The Dodgers made the big swing as they have often in recent years,…