Executives Reportedly Believe Rangers Are Favorites to Sign Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon holding World Series trophy
Anthony Rendon holding World Series trophy | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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 come home.

The Texas Rangers, who went 78-84 under manager Chris Woodward last season, are viewed as the favorites to land Rendon, and they have already sent a contingent to meet with the All-Star in Houston.

Rendon finished third in the NL MVP voting, as he led the league in RBIs with 126 and doubles with 44 while hitting .319 with 34 home runs.

Third base was a revolving door for the Rangers last season, as Nationals postseason stud Asdrubal Cabrera played the most games at that position. It goes without saying that Rendon would be a massive upgrade over anyone Texas can muster.

Texas, in their current state, is not a team that could contend for a championship. Throwing Rendon and hitting him right in front of Joey Gallo, however, could push the Rangers into the AL West crown conversation.