Atlanta Braves HOF third baseman Chipper Jones joined Dukes & Bell Tuesday to talk about the Braves World Series Trophy Tour that is happening. Jones also talked about where he thinks first baseman Freddie Freeman will be playing in 2022.
When asked if Freeman is upset with the Braves over the contract situation.
“I don’t know, I haven’t talked to Freddie in quite some time, but I’m sure he’s probably a little frustrated this wasn’t done in Spring Training last year," Jones said. "But the fact of the matter is we didn’t have any fans in the stands. We’ve got owners that didn’t know where revenue was going to be at the end of the year and maybe held out a little bit. The bottom line is, Freddie I believe before it’s all said and done will be playing where he wants to play. I know he’s a West Coast guy. I know he has a home here in Atlanta. But Freddie, if he wants to play for the Atlanta Braves, will be playing for the Atlanta Braves. I’ll leave it at that.”
Jones talked about Freeman getting offers from other teams.
“The Braves have made some offers, didn’t make him happy," Jones said. "He’s being courted by some of the prettiest girls on the block right now, he’s gonna listen to them. I hope that he thinks about his legacy here in Atlanta and they can come to some sort of an agreement to bring him back because I’d love nothing more than for his number to go right in there in between Dale Murphy and Bobby Cox. In between the 3 and the 6, a couple down from the number 10 because we’ve talked about it often and I think it would be a shame if it didn’t happen.”
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