While a final dollar amount has yet to be released, it’s expected that the 24-year-old Freeman will receive a deal in excess of $100 million dollars.
Per Jon Morosi:
Freddie Freeman’s extension with Braves will be for huge dollars. One source told me it is in $100 million range.
Freeman is coming off a monster 2013 campaign which saw him place fifth in National League MVP voting and will now be a fixture of the Atlanta Braves lineup for a long time to come.
The California native was arbitration eligible through the 2016 season, but will be under team control far longer than that moving forward.
The ability to get the contracts of Heyward and Freeman complete today are a little shocking considering the Braves are known to be a ‘file and trial team’ in regards to arbitration, but it appears both Freeman and Heyward were deemed to be special exceptions to the rule.
We are still awaiting the official terms of the deal.