Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored during the Braves' 3-0 win over the Nationals on Thursday.
While he's usually more of the run-producer, Freeman played the role of the table-setter in this one as he put himself on base three times and into scoring position twice so that Chris Johnson could drive him home. It was his third multi-hit performance in his last five games and he's now slashing .282/.373/.495 on the year. The consistency at the plate he shows at just 24-years-old is extremely impressive and it looks like he's only going to get better as he nears his physical prime. Continue to view him as a top first-baseman and if you don't own him in a keeper league, trade for him now.ANALYST: Howard Bender
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz