Freddie Freeman’s emotional goodbye post will make Braves fans cry

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) /

Freddie Freeman acknowledged his departure from the Atlanta Braves in an emotional goodbye post after 15 years with the organization.

Freddie Freeman has only known one team since he was 18 years old. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves, came up through the organization and won a World Series, MVP and multiple All-Star, Golden Gloves and Silver Slugger nods.

That chapter of his life is now closed.

On Wednesday, Freeman confirmed what had already become clear: He’s not going to sign a new contract with the Braves to stay in Atlanta. He’s moving on.

Braves fans have loved Freeman for 15 years and it’s clear that Freeman has loved them back. He wrote a goodbye message on social media to prove it.

Freddie Freeman posted an emotional goodbye to Braves fans

"“Braves Country, I don’t even know where to begin. For the past 15 years I got to be apart of your organization. It was truly an honor. We went through the very highs together and some lows but those lows is what made last year so special.“You watched me grow up from a baby faced kid to marrying my love @chelseafreeman5 and seeing us bring 3 beautiful boys into this world. I’m so glad my family got to be apart of yours!“To Snit, my coaches, teammates, training staff, clubhouse staff, and everyone who made Turner Field and Truist Park so special for my family and I over the years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It has been a blast to have you cheer for me and I hope I was able to bring smiles to a lot of your homes over the years. I gave everything I had day in and day out and I hope you guys saw that as well.“Although our time has come to an end, I look forward to seeing and playing in front of you all again. When that time comes, I hope you remember all the wonderful memories we made together. I love you Braves Country! Champions Forever!”"

Freeman has yet to announce where he is going but rumors have linked him to the Dodgers, Red Sox and many others.

The first baseman is one of the most coveted players on the free agent market thanks to his all-around ability. There just aren’t many players at his position who out rank him.

The Braves hope the replacement they just signed is one of those. Atlanta added Matt Olson from the A’s while Freeman continues to search for his new home.

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