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Dansby Swanson thinks Freddie Freeman situation got blown out of proportion

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 2022-07-27

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The Freddie Freeman situation seemed like it was resolved in March.

Apparently it wasn’t.

Freeman’s split with the Atlanta Braves, which resulted in Alex Anthopoulos trading for Matt Olson before Freeman even signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was controversial in the moment. Now, after Freeman’s emotional return to Atlanta when the Dodgers played at Truist Park, there is all sorts of debate about the role his since-fired agent Casey Close had in the debacle.

It’s a mess, one that certainly feels like it will take a long time to actually resolve. However, one of of Freeman’s ex-teammates, Dansby Swanson, thinks it all might be overstated.

“I think at the end of the day, the entire story was a little blown out of proportion, we’ll just leave it at that” Swanson said Tuesday on the "Pat McAfee Show” .

“I think whenever stories come out,” Swanson later said, “It is always the negative repercussions of things that happened. And to be honest, to me, that’s news media in general these days, right? Every story you get is negative and being conditioned to blow the negative things up and not reward for good behavior. It’s like if your parents only got onto you for doing the wrong thing instead of reinforcing what it is you should be doing more often.”

Ultimately, the chatter around this situation probably isn’t going to mellow out anytime soon. It might very well be all blown out of proportion, but the reality is it, at least outwardly, seems like an odd situation, and people are going to be fascinated by that.

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