The juggernaut Dodgers lineup just got a little more fearsome, as the club is finalizing an agreement with 2020 NL MVP Award winner and 2021 World Series champion Freddie Freeman on a multiyear deal, a source told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday night. The club has not confirmed the move.
Known for many years as one of the best hitters in the game, and after receiving MVP Award votes in five seasons, Freeman finally won the honor in 2020 with a 1.102 OPS and MLB-leading 23 doubles to go along with 13 homers in the pandemic-shortened campaign.
Although he got off to a slow start at the plate in ’21, Freeman turned things around and still finished with a .300/.393/.503 slash line, launching 31 homers and scoring an NL-leading 120 runs. Hitting just .224 as late as June 9, he proceeded to slash .342/.418/.541 with 18 homers the rest of the way to help lead the Braves to their fourth consecutive NL East title.
This time, Freeman helped Atlanta get the job done in October. He…