"I think when you look at what Freddie's accomplished in his first three years here as our first baseman, I think there was no doubt in our mind that we had found our first baseman, not only for the present, but of the future," Wren added. "He's turned into one of the best players in the National League ... and he just continues to get better. I think that was our focus as we looked at our team going forward. He could be a key component of that, and we wanted to make sure he was here for a long time."