Fredi Gonzalez has dismissed the notion that the Atlanta Braves will trade Freddie Freeman during an interview with MLB Network Radio on Tuesday morning.
When asked if he saw Freeman playing first base for his club on Opening Day in 2016, Gonzalez confidently insisted that he would be.
"Absolutely," Gonzalez said. "I talk to John Coppolella two, three times a day. He wouldn't be doing his job if (he wasn't) listening to people. I'm sure he's had phone calls, and like you said, we've traded some people, we traded a bunch of people last year, and (other teams) say, 'Why not, let's give the Braves a call and see if Freeman's available.'
"But I just talked to Coppy yesterday, 7:30 at night, and he said, 'Those rumors are not true, we've never even intimated the idea.' I'm sure people have called him about him, and he's doing his job. He's listening. You've gotta listen to see if somebody may absolutely knock your socks off."