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Twitter reacts to the news that the Oakland A’s are trading Matt Olson to the Atlanta Braves, meaning Atlanta are no longer signing Freddie Freeman.
In another massive day for MLB free agency, the Oakland A’s are trading first baseman Matt Olson to Atlanta. Of course, this means that the Braves are no longer pursuing Freddie Freeman.
Oakland is set to receive OF Cristian Pache, C Shea Langeliers, SP Ryan Cusick and SP Joey Estes, according to Passan.
Olson has been considered a possibility for the Braves, with rumors that Atlanta were “very much involved” circulating prior to the trade.
Freeman has become an Atlanta fan favorite and was a face of the team’s historic 2021 World Series win. As Atlanta moves on with Olson and Freeman pursues opportunities elsewhere, the reactions are pouring in for this massive trade.
Twitter reacts to Matt Olson to Braves trade, Freddie Freeman news
Right off the bat, there’s surprise that the Braves are letting Freeman walk away—and still giving up a great deal to replace him.
Fans of the New York Yankees, who are also in need of a first baseman, are illustrating the franchise was hoping to land Olson over the Braves.
With the Yankees missing on Olson, there’s still a chance for them to land Freeman. However, Freeman is actually expected to go to the Dodgers instead, and the conversation churns on as fans speculate where Freeman will finally land.
Although Freeman is gone, Jared Carrabis assures Braves fans that they are set to “get a good one” in Matt Olson.
Olson is actually a Georgia native, which presents a nice homecoming for the 27-year-old first baseman.
Olson seems awestruck by the trade, thanking the A’s while sharing excitement about his future with the World Series champions. Olson described the moment as “bittersweet” as he looks forward toward the future.
Before his arrival, Cut4 already coined a new nickname for Olson: he’s headed to Mattlanta.
As of now, Freeman remains a free agent, although he is expected to make a decision soon with Olson now in Atlanta.