Feb. 5 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 HE22:41 GMT6:41 CST3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Freeman says he won't try to do anything differently to prove he was deserving of the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves' history. Analisis: Freeman said Wednesday his $135 million, eight-year deal shows he should simply continue on his current path to becoming one of the best first basemen. Freeman called the deal "truly an honor" and "humbling" as he spoke at a news conference Wednesday with general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Feb. 4 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 HE22:08 GMT6:08 CST3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST5:38 PM VEN2:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-A person familiar with the talks says the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on an eight-year deal with Freeman that will be worth about $125 million. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Braves haven't announced the deal, which is subject to a successful physical. Analisis: The 24-year-old Freeman was an All-Star last year, when he hit .319 with 23 homers and 109 RBIs. He matched his career high in home runs and set highs in batting average and RBIs. He has topped 20 home runs in three straight seasons.