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Freddie Freeman’s terminated specialist obliterates Doug Gottlieb after odd agreement guarantee

Freddie Freeman
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Freddie Freeman
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One of MLB’s most odd accounts of the time keeps on adding many turns.

After Fox Sports radio personality Doug Gottlieb tweeted a supposed stunner about why Dodgers star Freddie Freeman unexpectedly terminated Casey Close, the MLB specialist totally shut down Gottlieb’s case.

“Casey Close never educated Freddie Freeman concerning the Braves last proposition, for that reason Freeman terminated him,”

Gottlieb composed.

“He figured out in Atlanta this end of the week. It isn’t so uncommon to have occur in MLB, yet it worked out – Close realized Freddie would have taken the ATL bargain.”

Close countered with an assertion on Wednesday.

“There is no reality at all to what Doug Gottlieb foolishly tweeted, and I would vouch for that having sworn to tell the truth,”

Close said.

“We are at present assessing all legitimate choices in this.”

Doug Gottlieb
Doug Gottlieb
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Excel Sports – Close’s agency – released a statement of their own.

“Doug Gottlieb tweeted a wholly inaccurate characterization of our negotiations with the Atlanta Braves on behalf of Freddie Freeman,”

the statement read.

“We are immediately evaluating all legal options to address the reckless publication of inaccurate information.”

Gottlieb expanded on his tweet during “The Doug Gottlieb Show” on Fox Sports radio.

“[Freeman] found out over the weekend just how close Atlanta had come in their final offer, called up Casey Close and said, ‘You didn’t tell me about this offer? You’re fired,’”

he said.

In March, Freeman said that he only got one formal offer from the Braves, which was at the 2021 trade deadline, before signing a six-year, $162 million contract with the Dodgers. Gottlieb alleged that Close deliberately hid an additional Braves offer from Freeman, and intentionally led him to sign with the Dodgers despite the fact that he preferred to return to Atlanta. Freeman signed with Los Angeles after the Braves moved on and traded for Athletics first baseman Matt Olson, whom they then signed to an eight-year, $168 million contract extension.

Freeman’s firing of Close curiously came on the heels of a weekend series in Atlanta — Freeman’s first trip back since leaving the team — after which Freeman had some interesting words to reporters.

“Last weekend in Atlanta was a very emotional time for me and my family,”

Freeman said on Tuesday.

“I am working through some issues with my longtime agents at Excel. My representation remains a fluid situation and I will update if needed.”

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Freddie Freeman
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It remains unclear what is accurate at this point, but one can be sure the situation will be closely monitored.

 

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