Anthony Rendon consents to a $245M deal of 7 years with Angels
Sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that third baseman Anthony Rendon has consented to a $245 million contract of seven years with the Los Angeles Angels. According to sources, having fallowed short in their bid to sign Gerrit Cole, the Angels rejected little time in turning their prospects toward Rendon. The deal comprehends a complete no-trade clause and does not comprise an opt-out clause. Rendon, 29, joins a lineup featuring Mike Trout, the three-time AL MVP who has got the postseason just once. Owner Arte Moreno has made it a precedence to enclose Trout with more talent this offseason, and Rendon is a significant part of the puzzle.
Trout signed a deal valued $35.5 million per year through the 2030 season in March, and Rendon’s contract has an average perennial value of $35 million, providing the Angels with the second and third-highest wages behind that of Cole, whose deal with the Yankees is valued $36 million yearly. The third baseman of Angels ranked last in RBIs and OPS in last season and was 25th in on-base percentage.
In RBIs, Rendon ranked first, fourth in on-base percentage, and he ranked sixth in OPS. Rendon was extensively considered the top offensive free agent after he had a career season with the Washington Nationals in which he flowed out as a candidate for the Most Valuable Player of NL. He guided the majors with a career-best 126 RBIs last season, and he was named to his first All-Star Game.
Rendon also had career highs in batting average of .319, slugging percentage of .598, and home runs of 34. His victory at the plate carried into the postseason, in that he hit .328 with three home runs and 15 RBIs in 17 games, coming up with few timely hits to help Washington uphold the first World Series title in franchise history in his hometown of Houston. Rendon played 2019 with the Nationals on an $18.8 million deal of one year. Rendon also became one of the five players to homer in many winner-take-all matches in a postseason.