We're still waiting for the big names in free agency to sign, and we could be one step closer to seeing one of the best players in the MLB land a lucrative deal.
Former Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon could reportedly be the first one off the board this offseason. In 2019 he was an MVP candidate and had a large part in the Nats' World Series run.
Rendon holds all the cards in his decision to sign considering he's the best position player on the market. He was absolutely sensational all year, and even found a way to elevate his play in the postseason. In the playoffs, Rendon slashed .328/.413/.590, with 11 runs scored, 3 home runs and 15 RBI.
Rendon is reportedly taking a different approach to free agency compared other big names, and is looking for a shorter deal (around five years) with a higher annual salary.
The Rangers already met with him, so don't be surprised if Texas is the team to scoop him before the sweepstakes heat up.