But there are now rumors that Freddie Freeman may move to third base to allow Adams to stay in Atlanta and in the starting lineup. This is where I get worried. While Adams’ play is a big surprise, moving Freddie Freeman to third base seems like a huge risk. He is a stud on a long term contract and the face of the franchise. Moving him to a position that is more difficult defensively makes me worry that any struggles he may have in the field would bleed over to his appearances at the plate. He played the position in high school but that was some time ago.
Atlanta really needs to think this through. Is Matt Adams really the Braves have seen in limited time
or is he the guy St. Louis traded away due to a .271/.315/.453
stat line while striking out every 4.3 plate appearances in 486 games with St. Louis? It obviously puts the Braves in a bind. You don’t want to get rid of a guy playing
this well but I think they need to look at the possible consequence. I have nothing against Matt Adams but I’d
rather have Freeman at first and hitting well and use Adams as a nice trade
chip. There are plenty of needs on this
team so there is no reason to keep him if he won’t start. For now I’ll hope he keeps hitting and
Atlanta can find a team needing a 1B or DH come the trade deadline.