Anthony Rendon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Rendon is Phillies’ top free agent target

    USA Today "The Philadelphia Phillies, luxury tax be damned, plan to strongly pursue free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon, with third baseman Josh Donaldson as a potential fall-back plan, two people with direct knowledge told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition..." December 06

  • Nationals can only afford to re-sign 1 of Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, says owner

    The Score "Washington Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner cautioned fans that while re-signing one of right-hander Stephen Strasburg or third baseman Anthony Rendon is still in play this winter, bringing both All-Stars back to D.C. is off the table. "We..." December 05

  • ‘Aggressive’ Dodgers have spoken to Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a habit of staying fairly quiet in recent offseasons, but that could be about to change in a major way. " December 03

  • Executives Reportedly Believe Rangers Are Favorites to Sign Anthony Rendon

    12 Up "There is a legitimate chance that Washington Nationals superstar third baseman Anthony Rendon could bolt DC in favor of greener pastures. The Houston native probably isn't going to sign with the Astros due to the presence of Alex Bregman at third, but that might not stop him from trying to..." December 02

  • Dodgers Interested In Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg & Anthony Rendon, But Will Remain ‘Disciplined’

    Dodger Blue "Like at the annual trade deadline and with free agency in previous years, the Los Angeles Dodgers again are being linked to the top players who are available. In terms of this offseason, that amounts to reported interest in Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon. Cole and..." November 26

  • Gerrit Cole or Anthony Rendon -- who should Dodgers target? "MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported last week that Anthony Rendon is on the Dodgers' radar, but fellow MLB Network insider Joel Sherman thinks Los Angeles would be better off going after one of the other top free agents on the market. "The first thing I would do..." November 19

  • 7 possible landing spots for Anthony Rendon

    The Score "The most coveted position player hitting the open market this winter is undoubtedly third baseman Anthony Rendon. Rendon's expected price tag - and the fact a compensatory draft pick must be surrendered upon signing him - will eliminate a handful of suitors outright...." November 15

  • 7 Players Reject Qualifying Offers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The 4pm CT deadline has passed for free agents to accept or reject qualifying offers, and seven of the 10 players issued offers have officially turned them down.  An eighth free agent, Will Smith, rejected the Giants’ qualifying offer and left the free agent market even before..." November 15

  • Dodgers' Cody Bellinger named 2019 NL MVP, denies Christian Yelich back-to-back victories

    CBS Sports "The Baseball Writers Association of America announced both league's Most Valuable Player Award winners on Thursday evening. In the National League, Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger took home the trophy over fellow finalists Milwaukee..." November 14

  • Dodgers keeping Anthony Rendon on radar

    Dodger Blue "Although the Los Angeles Dodgers fell well short of their goal by being eliminated in the National League Division Series, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman pushed back on the idea of wholesale changes being necessary. For one, Friedman said he anticipated signing a new..." November 14

  • Anthony Rendon Picked Perfect Time to Have a Career Year

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Rendon picked a hell of a time to have the best season of his career and one of the most heroic postseasons for a hitter in recent memory. His efforts not only helped lead the Washington Nationals to their first World Series championship but also happened on the eve of his..." November 07

  • MLB awards: Finalists announced for 2019 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year honors

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball revealed the  finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards for the 2019 regular season. Those four awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both..." November 04

  • Top 50 MLB free agents, ranked: Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole among top names to hit the market

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, thereby securing the franchise's first championship. For the Nationals, that meant it was time to party; for everyone else, it meant that the offseason was near...." November 01

  • Nationals must secure Anthony Rendon for future after World Series triumph

    Sporting News "Quick, someone get Anthony Rendon some bourbon. Then get him a contract with as many zeroes as he pleases. After the star third baseman capped a stellar postseason with a World Series Game 7 home run Wednesday, helping the Nationals win their first-ever..." October 31

  • Is Anthony Rendon part of this contender's plans? "On Tuesday, Matt Gelb reported in an article for The Athletic (subscription required) that the Phillies were proceeding with two sets of offseason plans -- one with the assumption of signing Gerrit Cole and one without. While the rotation is Philadelphia's most pressing..." October 30

  • Baseball's Most Interesting Free Agents Entering The Offseason

    The Big Lead "With the World Series end apparently well on its way, baseball's offseason is looming large. The lack of on-field activity doesn't mean a quiet few months for America's Pastime, though. Some of baseball's biggest names are up for movement, after all... 1B/DH Jose..." October 24

  • Will Anthony Rendon be a Houston legend? He already is "Rice University baseball coach Wayne Graham was seated on a folding chair next to an indoor hitting cage when 18-year-old freshman Anthony Rendon grabbed a bat and stepped to home plate for the first time. This was in fall 2008, and right then, watching those first swings,..." October 21

  • Nationals never considered firing Davey Martinez, wants to re-sign Anthony Rendon

    Masn "During those dark days of late May, when the Nationals owned the second-worst record in the National League and calls for change were growing from outside the organization, Mark Lerner did exactly what the clubhouse did. He stuck with his guys, especially manager Davey..." October 16

  • Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto ignite rally: 'Our stars were stars' "The Nationals have had a couple of big eighth innings this postseason, starting with their go-ahead, three-run rally in the National League Wild Card Game against the Brewers on Oct. 1. Facing elimination in Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, the..." October 10

  • Forecasting The Qualifying Offer Market: Hitters

    MLB Trade Rumors "Earlier tonight, we took a look at pending free-agent pitchers who are candidates to receive a qualifying offer before the market opens in a few weeks. We’ll do the same here with hitters who are on the cusp of free agency. Players who have received the QO in the past..." October 01

  • Anthony Rendon Offered 7-Year, $210-215M Contract by Nationals

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Nationals reportedly offered third baseman Anthony Rendon a seven-year deal worth $210-215 million in early September, according to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.  The offer is not expected to stop Rendon from exploring the..." September 30

  • Anthony Rendon set to be most prized free-agent hitter "Name: Anthony Rendon Position: Third baseman Team: Nationals Age (as of Opening Day 2020): 29 2019 stats: .321/.411/.601, 34 HR, 124 RBIs, 43 2B, 116 R Rendon is considered by most to be the top position player available this..." September 27

  • Anthony Rendon wishes more fans saw playoff clinch: 'It would have been nice'

    USA Today "As bottles popped and champagne poured in the Washington Nationals' clubhouse Tuesday night, third baseman Anthony Rendon had another remaining wish, beyond clinching a wild card berth.  He wants more fans at Nationals Park for the team's stretch..." September 25

  • In star-studded NL MVP race, Anthony Rendon may outlast his competition

    USA Today "It is MVP season in baseball, that final stretch where the gaze narrows to just a handful of teams and an even smaller group of players. Outcomes are outsized, and season-long narratives can either be reinforced or dashed. And in the National League, it is a particularly crowded and..." September 05

  • Nationals' Anthony Rendon building case as dark-horse MVP candidate

    Sporting News "By the end of April, Cody Bellinger was batting .431 with 14 homers, 37 RBIs and a 1.397 OPS. And in that same start-of-the-season time frame, Christian Yelich owned 14 homers, too, to go with a .353 average, 34 RBIs and 1.264 OPS.  And for the rest of the summer, pretty much..." September 04

  • Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto make history on back-to-back HRs "Marlins manager Don Mattingly did not feel like he had much of a choice the night before. With two on and the winning run in scoring position on Friday, he allowed Ryne Stanek to pitch to Anthony Rendon with first base open. The alternative: Give Rendon a free pass, and pitch to Juan Soto with..." September 01

  • Nationals’ Anthony Rendon really does look headed for free agency

    Washington Post "The Nationals’ front office’s to-do list has shrunk for the rest of this season. Washington already added to its bullpen and padded the bench, and the team can’t make any more trades in August — because no team can — leaving roster maintenance, the daily shuffling..." August 10

  • Scott Boras’ Relationship With Ted Lerner Adds Wrinkle To Anthony Rendon Negotiations

    MLB Trade Rumors "Anthony Rendon has long been one of baseball’s more avuncular superstars. As easygoing in temperament as he is fluid in his athleticism, when Rendon takes the field for the Nationals, he looks like he’s playing, well, a game. He’s quick to dispel incorrect assumptions about..." August 10

  • Will Anthony Rendon reach a point with Washington the way Nolan Arenado did with Colorado?

    NBC Sports Washington "Nolan Arenado and Anthony Rendon are forever running parallel. They entered the league together in 2013. They are always synced in discussions about the National League’s best third baseman (along with Kris Bryant). Their contractual situation is even intertwined. Arenado was..." July 12

  • Scott Boras: It's the Nationals' move in Anthony Rendon contract talks

    NBC Sports Washington "Scott Boras made his way into the American League All-Stars’ press conference Monday, wading through a sea of reporters and in between podiums dotted with clients. One of his main ones, and perhaps the biggest in the upcoming offseason, Anthony Rendon, was not with the..." July 09

  • Source: Boras, Lerner meeting to discuss Anthony Rendon contract

    Masn "It appears the Nationals and Anthony Rendon are attempting to ramp up contract negotiations again as the season’s first half comes to a close. Scott Boras, Rendon’s agent, was at Nationals Park today and was seen coming out of an elevator at the..." July 07

  • Mike Rizzo On Nats’ Extension Talks With Anthony Rendon

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s rather uncommon to see significant, mid-season extensions. And it emerged recently that the Nationals have not made recent headway in their efforts to strike a deal with star third baseman Anthony Rendon. But that doesn’t mean Nationals president of baseball..." July 03

  • Anthony Rendon is finally an all-star. But his Nationals future remains uncertain.

    Washington Post "Here’s a secret about Anthony Rendon: He does care. The Washington Nationals third baseman cares about being an all-star. He cares about being respected by his peers. He cares about his future and being paid every dollar he is worth. He just shows it differently than most..." July 02

  • Nationals’ Anthony Rendon trade is ‘possible’

    Sportsnaut "As the Washington Nationals continue to sit near the bottom of the standings, the fate of third baseman Anthony Rendon’s tenure in Washington hangs in the balance. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Washington’s star third baseman could potentially emerge as a..." June 15