3 free agents Texas Rangers could sign without draft pick compensation
Here’s one you didn’t see coming: Freddie Freeman could now be on the table for the Texas Rangers in free agency.
It’s been known that Freeman and the Atlanta Braves haven’t necessarily seen eye-to-eye on a contract amount during the free agent period, and rumors are circulating that he could depart Atlanta for a team willing to meet his demands. That team could be the Texas Rangers.
Texas has been in on first baseman Matt Olson of the Oakland A’s as a trade target, and they’ll supplant Nathaniel Lowe at the position to make that happen. Olson is reportedly their preference should they move on from Lowe, but with the newly-added wrinkle of no draft pick compensation, does Freddie Freeman enter the conversation for the Rangers? He should.
Freeman is that guy. An MVP, a World Series champion, a perennial All-Star. One of the best in the game. Adding someone of his stature doesn’t come often, and he’d only cost money instead of assets like an Olson deal would. Imagine an infield of IKF/Jung, Seager, Semien and Freeman. It’s chilling to think about.
And no draft pick compensation makes him much more appealing as a target.