The Nationals chose Strasburg over Rendon - and get the benefit of the doubt
As the Washington Nationals paraded around the nation's capital last month, basking in the glory of an improbable, first-ever World Series title, the celebration was presumably interrupted by moments of wistfulness. The newly christened champions were poised, after all, to lose at least one franchise cornerstone in the coming months. Anthony Rendon, their star third baseman who's led his position in WAR over the previous three years, was about to hit free agency. Meanwhile, Stephen Strasburg, the hard-throwing right-hander and reigning World Series MVP whom the club had drafted first overall a decade earlier, wielded an opt-out clause that he'd soon exercise.
Sources: Rendon to Angels for 7 years , $ 245 M . The Washington Post reported in September that the Nationals offered a seven - year deal to Rendon worth 0 million to 5 million earlier that month, but the offer failed to keep him from exploring his value on the free agent market.
Free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon has agreed to a seven - year , 5 million contract with the Angels , sources told ESPN's Sources: Rendon to Angels for 7 years , $ 245 M . The Washington Post reported in September that the Nationals offered Rendon a seven - year deal worth between
Theand free-agent have agreed to a seven-year contract, the Friday.
The star third baseman will earn $245 million over the course of the contract, according to.
Rendon's contract features a full no-trade clause and doesn't include any opt-outs, a source told. There's also no deferred money in the deal, adds.
It's the largest free-agent contract ever given by the Angels -'s deal was an extension - according to . It's also the most lucrative contract, in terms of annual average salary, for a third baseman in MLB history.
Report: Bumgarner wants $100M; D-Backs, Angels, Phillies interested
Madison Bumgarner is hoping to break the bank this winter. Teams pursuing the free-agent left-hander have been told that Bumgarner's asking price is a five-year contract worth at least $100 million, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported. Such a deal could potentially come close to matching the $118-million contract that pitcher Zack Wheeler signed with the Philadelphia Phillies last week. While Bumgarner wishes to match Wheeler's five-year term,Teams pursuing the free-agent left-hander have been told that Bumgarner's asking price is a five-year contract worth at least $100 million, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported.
The Los Angeles Angels added another potent bat to their lineup, agreeing to a seven - year , $ 245 million deal with free agent third baseman Anthony Rendon , multiple media outlets reported Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to sign third baseman Anthony Rendon to a seven - year deal worth $ 245 million on The deal includes no deferred money, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports . Rendon , 29 and going into his age-30 season, had spent the entirety of his career with the Nationals
They call it the hot corner for a reason.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats)
The Angels shifted focus to Rendon after missing out on ace right-hander, who signed with the New York Yankees late Tuesday evening.
The Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington Nationals were all linked to Rendon. Texas offered Rendon a six-year deal that fell just shy of $200 million, sources told.
Rendon's deal adds to a big offseason for agent Scott Boras, who's been especially busy during the winter meetings this week.
Updated Boras scorecard:
Still to come: Ryu, Castellanos, Keuchel.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)
The 29-year-old Rendon joins an Angels lineup that already features the likes of reigning AL MVP Trout, two-way phenom, outfielder , and defensive wizard .
Report: Yankees sign Cole to 9-year, $324M contract
The New York Yankees signed free-agent starter Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324-million contract, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. The ace right-hander has an opt-out clause after the fifth year of the contract (2024), Passan adds. Cole's contract is the richest for a pitcher in MLB history, both in terms of total value and the $36-million annual average. He surpassed the seven-year, $245-million deal Stephen Strasburg signed with the Washington Nationals on Monday.None of the money attached to Cole's deal will be deferred and the contract includes a no-trade clause, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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Anthony Rendon , the star third baseman for the World Series champion Washington Nationals, has agreed to a seven - year , $ 245 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels , US media reported Wednesday night. The deal comes two days after Rendon 's teammate, pitcher Stephen Strasburg
Rendon is coming off his best season in the majors, as he hit .319/.412/.598 with 34 home runs, 44 doubles, and 126 RBIs while helping the Nationals earn the franchise's first-ever World Series championship.
The Angels probably aren't done, either, as they're still. The team is pursuing free agents , , and while also kicking the tires on right-hander and others via trade.
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Report: Blue Jays unlikely to sign Ryu; Twins, Angels, Dodgers favored .
It appears as though Hyun-Jin Ryu is unlikely to head north of the border. While the Toronto Blue Jays are said to be in serious pursuit of the free-agent left-hander, the team is viewed as a dark horse to land him, according to Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star. With Toronto trailing, Ryu's market is starting to become clearer. The Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers (his team since 2013), and Minnesota Twins are considered his most likely destinations, according to Chisholm.The top starting pitcher left in free agency, Ryu's deal is expected to be at minimum an $80-million, four-year contract, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Monday.