Via reputable sources close to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was stated that Anthony Rendon was viewed as highly as any free agent in the Andrew Friedman era. However in the end, that high impression of Rendon was not enough for the Dodgers’ front office to offer Rendon a contract in free agency.
Indeed despite all of the reports that said the Dodgers were ‘in on Rendon’ up until Wednesday, Jorge Castillo tweets a sobering update in the wake of Rendon signing with the nearby Los Angeles Angels.
The Dodgers didn’t make Anthony Rendon an offer, per sources. Their sense was he didn’t want to play in LA. Orange County apparently was a different story.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) December 12, 2019
Now, Castillo says the Dodgers had a sense that Rendon did not want to play in Los Angeles. By comparison – and as you now know – Rendon signed a 7-year, $245 million dollar contract to play with Mike Trout in nearby Anaheim.
Undeniably, the Dodgers have some explaining to do to their fan base and the baseball community in general. For instance, so many questions exist.
First off, manager Dave Roberts was on MLB Network Radio on Tuesday night talking about the…