- Buster Olney, Senior Writer, ESPN Insider
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.
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