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LA Dodgers Reportedly Pessimistic on Chances to Land Anthony Rendon

After missing out on Gerrit Cole, it appears missing out on Rendon might be in their future



The Dodgers are pessimistic about their chances of landing star third baseman Anthony Rendon, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Rendon is the top player on the market after Gerrit Cole agreed to a 9-year, $324 million deal with the New York Yankees.

There are five teams—The Rangers, Braves, Nationals, Angels and Dodgers—who are looking to acquire one of Rendon or Josh Donaldson, according to Bob Nightengale, who said a GM suggested it will be “a game of musical chairs, two guys for four or five spots.”

This news comes a day after Dave Roberts said the Dodgers have been aggressive in their pursuit of free agents and third baseman Justin Turner willing to switch positions “set the tone for the off-season.”

It was speculated that was a hint they were strongly in the mix to sign Rendon and had him as one of their main targets.

Until Rendon agrees to sign somewhere, I wouldn’t count them out of it. Everything can change quickly and the Dodgers have been open about their pursuit of elite players.

While it is a little worrying that the Dodgers might miss out on the top two free agents, there are still options they can trade for, such as Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts, Fransisco Lindor, Corey Kluber and more.

NEXT: Dodgers Offer to Gerrit Cole Revealed

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. I don’t know quite what to say here except up your offer to Rendon, and move as quickly as possible. Slow balling it ain’t helping.

    • If the Dodgers really are this inept at making deals, shift Lux to third, Turner, to first, Muncy to second, and we’ll probably have to settle for another postseason not resulting in a ring.

    • Robin, Tom Verduccit was right on when he said that as of now the Dodgers do need another top end starter and that they simply DO NOT have the playoff caliber of pitching to compete and win 3 PS series and it’s true. May, Gonsolin and Urias are not enough to get Dodgers to a succesful October. It’s as simple as that. and without another impact RHB to balance out the lineup, look again for the all LH hitting lineup to be a bust when all is said and done.

  2. Nothing to see here, move along. Business as usual in the Dodgers’ “pursuit” of top free agents.

  3. I hope this ownership burns in hell and remains cursed for the rest of the time they own this team. I would get great pleasure out of seeing the Padres steal this division or beat them in the playoffs. I want nothing but misfortune for this organization who’s only interested in lining their pockets and spending the least amount possible while still making the playoffs to keep fools coming back. That is the true reason Friedman was hired. He’s a master at winning on the cheap

  4. I’ve been a Dodger fan for 64 years. They were once a proud program but now just a corporate whore trying to fleece the public. The bad news is they have succeeded.

    • I’m a bit of a corporate whore in a more literal way. It’s worked pretty well for me can’t say I blame them

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