Freddie Freeman’s latest request proves he’s ultimate competitor

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat in the game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 26: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat in the game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is undoubtedly a dedicated player. His latest request proves he’s more dedicated than most.

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman has always been one to face challenges head-on and stand out among a talented team. Now, he’s requesting a major challenge that shows why he’s had so much success.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Freeman has been clear that the first baseman wants to start every game until the Dodgers clinch the NL West.

Dave Roberts said Freddie Freeman wants to keep starting every game until the #Dodgers clinch the NL West.

— Matthew Moreno (@MMoreno1015) August 10, 2022

Los Angeles is in a great spot so far this season, and there’s a strong possibility that Freeman will get his time to rest sooner rather than later.

Dodgers: Freddie Freeman asks not to rest until NL West is clinched

The Dodgers sit very comfortably at the top of the NL West standings as they entered Wednesday’s game against the Twins with a 16-game lead over the Padres in the division.

Los Angeles is one of the most well-rounded teams in MLB. They have great hitters and currently have the third-best league batting average (.261), best on-base percentage (.336), best slugging percentage (.448) and best OPS (.784). They’ve produced the second-most runs (581) and seventh-most home runs (140).

They’re just as good with their pitching staff. They have the best ERA (2.87), second-best opponent batting average (.215) and best WHIP (1.06).

Freeman is a major contributor to their success. The veteran is hitting .325/.401/.525 for an OPS of .926 this season, his first with the Dodgers after he helped the Braves capture the franchise’s first World Series since 1995 last year.

It’s abundantly clear from his latest request as to why he was able to help Atlanta achieve such heights.