Implications of the Freeman contract 

February, 5, 2014
Feb 5
10:52
AM ET
There is snow and ice piling up outside again, so here are some quick observations about Freddie Freeman's $135 million deal.

1. Among the group of talented Braves youngsters -- Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel, Mike Minor -- Atlanta has placed its largest investment, with its very limited resources, on the player it believes will provide the greatest return in production. It's that simple.