LA Dodgers Reportedly Pessimistic on Chances to Land Anthony Rendon

The Dodgers are pessimistic about their chances of landing star third baseman Anthony Rendon, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Rendon is the top player on the market after Gerrit Cole agreed to a 9-year, $324 million deal with the New York Yankees.

There are five teams—The Rangers, Braves, Nationals, Angels and Dodgers—who are looking to acquire one of Rendon or Josh Donaldson, according to Bob Nightengale, who said a GM suggested it will be “a game of musical chairs, two guys for four or five spots.”

This news comes a day after Dave Roberts said the Dodgers have been aggressive in their pursuit of free agents and third baseman Justin Turner willing to switch positions “set the tone for the off-season.”

It was speculated that was a hint they were strongly in the mix to sign Rendon and had him as one of their main targets.

Until Rendon agrees to sign somewhere, I wouldn’t count them out of it. Everything can change quickly and the Dodgers have been open about their pursuit of elite players.

While it is a little worrying that the Dodgers might miss out on the top two free agents, there are still options they can trade for, such as Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts, Fransisco Lindor, Corey Kluber and more.

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