We are in full lockdown mode now, since the MLB lockdown was made official on Wednesday. You may have seen all through Twitter how lonely the MLB website looks, and how all the profile pictures of players have been removed.
So, as of now, no free agents will be signing until this lockdown situation gets handled, as well as no trades will go down. Players can not use team facilities either to work out; for example, if a player is rehabbing from an injury, they won’t be able to use the team facility.
No one knows how long the first baseball work stoppage in 26 years will last. Right now, baseball still has a lot of time to figure out the new Collective Bargaining Agreement; but if we get down to March or late February, it may very mean that it can affect the regular season in some shape or form.
It is hard to imagine the Braves letting Freeman walk, especially after winning the World Series. It was rumored Freeman was searching for a contract of about six years and $180 million, which is honestly reasonable for a player like Freeman. However, it could be a bit steep for Atlanta’s wallet.
It had also been reported that the Dodges had contacted people who represent Correa. Now, we all know if Correa were to sign with the Dodgers it would essentially make major headlines, and possibly split the fanbase to some degree.
I’ve seen throughout social media some fans saying they’ve put 2017 past them and they would welcome Correa, while others say they want him nowhere near the Dodgers organization.
Personally, I do not think Coreaa will sign with the Dodgers, but it would be interesting if he did. There are many storylines there.
We finally got some news from Kenley Jansen, as several reports had linked him to the Marlins.
So far in major moves, the Dodgers have lost Seager, Max Scherzer, and Corey Knebel while adding Andrew Heaney, and Hudson.
Now, all we have to do is wait for this lockout to end while we are deprived of player signings and trade news.