Freddie Freeman should feel special on this fine day in February, as the word is he's the first $100 million player in Atlanta Braves history.

Good for him, but even better for the Braves. They just locked up a young, talented player who's on the rise for money that's really not all that absurd by today's standards.

According to MLB Network's Peter Gammons and MLB.com's Mark Bowman, Freeman's deal is worth $135 million. Per MLBTradeRumors.com's transaction tracker, the largest contract in Braves history had been Chipper Jones' $90 million deal from 2000. Freeman's tops that by $45 million.

Freeman's deal also puts him in the same high-rent district as first basemen like Adrian Gonzalez ($154 million) and Ryan Howard ($125 million). Knowing that, maybe you're thinking the Braves got a little overzealous at the negotiating table.

But nah. Not really.

Here's one thing: It sounds like a lot, but Freeman's deal is worth only $16.875 million per year. In a day and age that just gave a guy who has never thrown a pitch in MLB over $20 million per year, less than $17 million per year for an established first baseman isn't crazy. And if Freeman's AAV isn't crazy now, you can imagine how not crazy it's going to be in eight years.