Anthony Rendon is well known for being one of the best hitters and run producers in all of baseball.
But since he signed with the Los Angeles Angels after winning a title with the Washington Nationals, Rendon has not put up nearly the same numbers that he did in the nation’s capital.
Injuries have slowed him down a great deal.
He hit .319 with 34 home runs and 126 RBI with the Nats in 2019 and left for the Halos soon after.
But he has not been nearly the player he was with Washington.
One Angels insider pointed out that Rendon has only played in 54% of possible games during his Angels tenure.
Anthony Rendon has only played in 54 percent of possible games during his Angels tenure. That number will likely go even further south now.
Is this a bad time to mention he’ll be paid $38 mil/year from 2023-2026? https://t.co/8iNUGrlKlq
— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) June 15, 2022
A Bad Investment
This is a grim reality for the Angels and their fans.
The Angels poured a ton of money into this deal and so far, it has not panned out.
Brent Maguire, the Halos insider who pointed out this grim fact, also mentioned that the Angels are on the hook for $38 million a year from 2023-2026.
In that case, the Angels may start to regret the Rendon deal.
It has not worked out for them up to this point.
That percentage that Maguire mentioned of possible games is likely to go down as he continues to deal with nagging injuries.
Unfortunately, it’s too late to rethink things for the Angels.
The same fate could befall Rendon in the final year of his deal, 2026.
The Angels are stuck with him at this point, and there’s nothing they can do.