Angels Agree to 7 Year Deal with Third Baseman Anthony Rendon for $245M
The Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim and star third baseman Anthony Rendon have agreed to a 7-year deal worth $245 million, according to Jon Heyman and Jeff Passan.
Angel in the infield.
Anthony Rendon reportedly agrees to 7-year, $245M deal with Los Angeles, per @JonHeyman. pic.twitter.com/zFzKrcA6BW
— MLB (@MLB) December 12, 2019
Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal reported the Dodgers were not optimistic about their chances of signing Rendon.
The Dodgers have now struck out on acquiring one of the top free agents available for the second time in as many days.
The Angels were desperate to make a splash in free agency and they certainly have with this signing. Rendon is one of the best players in baseball and will team up with the best player of all time in Mike Trout.
If the Dodgers still want to do something big, it will have to come via the trade market. It is reported that the Dodgers are in talks to acquire Fransisco Lindor from the Indians. They could also look at Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado or Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant.