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People Are Freaking Out About Freddie Freeman's Latest Instagram Post Now That He's a Free Agent

It is November 8 and while the Braves are now the reigning World Series champions, Freddie Freeman is also officially a free agent. Freeman's looming free agency has been a story the entire season, though it wasn't quite as pressing of an issue as Atlanta made its run to a title for the first time in 26 years.

On Sunday, Freeman posted some pictures on Instagram from the Braves' parade with a caption that has some Braves fans freaking out: "Braves Country! Thank you for the incredible memories. The support you’ve shown means the world to me. #championsforever"

That reads like a pretty generic post following a championship after a decade with one team to me, but given the circumstances surrounding Freeman and the Braves, it's at least somewhat understandable that some fans are reading into every syllable.

I really don't know what I think is going to happen with Freddie. I don't think it's a good sign that he and the club he's spent his entire career with went the entire season without getting something done. If Freddie had a deal he felt good about, I am certain he would have signed it to end the distraction and would have never even reached free agency.

So I really do believe there is a good chance he plays elsewhere next season. There will be teams willing to back a dump truck full of cash into his driveway. The question now becomes whether bringing a title to Atlanta makes the Braves more willing to part with their superstar and thank him for his service or makes it impossible for the team to let him walk.

If I was to place an arbitrary number on it that means absolutely nothing, I'd say there's a 51 percent chance Freeman plays elsewhere in 2022. I truly believe it's a toss-up at this point, but the fact it's gotten to November is not good for the Braves. With that said, it's just hard to imagine Freeman leaving after finally winning a World Series with the team for whom he suffered through the dark years.

I just hope it gets done one way or another relatively soon. I don't want to be doing this for months.