Shocking Freeman actually had better terms for agent firing


LA Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman fired the agent.

ESPN reported on the 29th (Korea Standard Time) that “Freeman fired Excel Sports Management, an agency that held FA negotiations on behalf of him last off-season,” adding, “Casey Closs, the head of the agency, led negotiations with the Braves and Dodgers last winter.”

“Last week, I and my family had a very emotional time in Atlanta,” Freeman told “We’re talking about some issues with my old agent, Excel. My agent is in a state of flux now. If necessary, we will update you soon.”

The Major League Baseball Players’ Union (MLBPA) sent an e-mail to Freeman’s agency saying, “No more contact with the player,” ESPN said. In other words, the agent was virtually fired.

Freeman signed a six-year, $162 million FA contract last winter and left his original team Atlanta Braves to wear the Dodgers uniform. He visited Atlanta for the first time since his transfer on the 25th and showed tears in an interview with reporters.

This means that there is a lot of lingering feelings about his former team Atlanta. Freeman joined Atlanta in the second round of the 2007 draft and made his major league debut in 2010. He also spent 12 years in the Major League and 15 years in Atlanta, including the minor leagues, until last year. His hometown is Villa Park, California, but Atlanta, which succeeded as a player, established a family and established a home for life, was like his second hometown.

However, the fact that Agent Closs did not properly reflect Freeman’s intention during Atlanta’s negotiations last winter seems to have led to the dismissal.

According to ESPN, Atlanta offered Freeman $135 million for five years just before the lockout at the end of last year, but was rejected. After the lockout was lifted, Klose set a deadline and met with Atlanta club negotiator Alex Ann Spollos to demand two conditions, which raised the condition to $140 million over five years. Closs rejected it because it was different from the level of demand 코인파워볼

However, the problem is that shortly after that, Klose and Anspolos agreed that there was no proposal in the negotiations and closed the window. It actually applied the deadline for pressure even though there is still room for renegotiation. In response, Atlanta signed first baseman Matt Olson through a trade with the Oakland Athletics with Freeman’s transfer as a foregone conclusion and signed an eight-year, $168 million contract. In the end, Freeman had no time to intervene in the negotiation process and was forced to break up with Atlanta without receiving accurate information.

ESPN said, “Shocked, Freeman confessed to his close colleagues in Atlanta about the negotiation process and complained about the agent.”

Freeman’s contract with the Dodgers is worse than Atlanta’s proposed amendment. It is $1 million less than the average annual salary, and the future payment is $57 million, and considering California’s high state taxes, the actual annual salary will be further reduced. In the end, Klose’s unilateral negotiation, which was linked to the money issue, directly contributed to the dismissal.

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