Is Freddie Freeman the Matt Ryan of the Braves?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
May 20, 2019 - 11:10 am

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman knocked in his 200th home run of his career on Sunday.

Freeman became just the ninth player in Braves franchise history with 200 career homers and has knocked in 11 through the team's first 47 games.

With all the hype around the Braves' young stars, are we forgetting how good Freeman really is?

"Freddie is an outstanding player," Randy McMichael said. "They're starting to take advantage of his greatness. Before, it was just Freddie and everybody else. Now you've got guys around him, and now you've got guys that can protect him in the lineup."

Freeman continues to be 'Mr. Steady and Consistent" in the middle of that lineup. It was his fourth consecutive game with a home run.

Andy Bunker compares Freeman to another athlete in town that fans may be taking for granted.

"To put up 200 home runs, that was the milestone that he hit yesterday, and just be that consistent anchor right in the middle and the defense too, it really does remind me of what Matt Ryan does for the Falcons. And it's amazing we've gotten so used to it and expect it so much"

"Freddie's so consistently good year after year and game after game that he's spoiled us to the point where his excellence, and his excellent level, becomes so expected that if it dips even at all you start to question it."