Joc Pederson, a former Atlanta Braves fan favorite, wants you to have your popcorn ready for the free agent craziness that will ensue after the MLB lockout ends.
Joc Pederson was only with the Atlanta Braves for a short time, and there’s a high chance he’ll never play for them again.
Pederson will always have a place in the hearts of Braves fans as one of several players brought in midseason to help them turn things around before eventually winning it all.
Pederson is one of numerous Braves free agents that failed to sign a contract before the lockout began. The NLCS and World Series MVPs, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Soler are also among the MLB nomads for when the lockout ends.
Also, as Pederson said, make sure your microwave’s popcorn button is operational.
When this deal is done…it’s gunna be the craziest free agent frenzy we’ve witnessed.. popcorn up sports fans🍿
— Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) March 1, 2022
Joc Pederson, a former Braves fan favorite, is ready for a post-lockout free agent frenzy
In November, the free-agent class lost a significant number of members. Many players, including Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, and others, have found new homes.
November isn’t known for being a month when the major free agents sign new contracts. Due to the upcoming transaction freeze, teams were a little more eager to seek assistance in the early stages of the offseason.
In a pretty exciting class of free agency outfielders, Pederson was not one of the men who signed a deal. Even though both are better suited as DHs, Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber are perhaps the best of the group.
Pederson, on the other hand, comes into a separate group. He’s been a regular in the league since 2015 and is one of the few remaining free agency outfielders who may be seen as a missing piece or a key member of a team looking to fill a roster position.
This Braves 2021 member’s free agency will not make the news. More importantly, it’s possible that it’ll be lost in the shuffle after the lockout ends on days when more players sign new contracts than ever before.
Pederson will be one of the veterans that will sign new deals. There will be an unprecedented scramble to sign the greatest players available.
You’ve been given a fair warning. Stock up on popcorn and chocolate buddies to toss in the bag—personal advice on how to consume it.
Even though the MLB is still shut out, there will be some excitement at some point. Allow your patients to be put to the test once more.