While recapping his eventful and fulfilling offseason, Freddie Freeman relayed an exchange he shared with part-time hitting consultant Chipper Jones as the Braves worked out at their Spring Training facility in North Port, Fla., on Tuesday morning.
“[Chipper] said, ‘You have every award now, but you’re still missing one thing.’ I said, ‘Yep, I know it and I’m coming for it,’” Freeman said. “We’re getting closer and closer. We’ve got the right team and the right personnel, the right coaching staff and right front office. We’re set up perfectly to achieve goals here. I can pretty much match Chipper here if I get that World Series ring.”
If things go the way many Braves fans hope, Freeman will also follow the path Jones navigated while playing the entirety of his Hall of Fame career for Atlanta. The possibility of this occurring will be better understood at a later date, as speculation about a potential extension will surround the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner as he spends the next few weeks preparing for the final season of his current contract.