Just as he got back, Anthony Rendon is out for the season with wrist surgery.
It is yet another lost season for the man who was formerly known as “Tony 2 Bags”. His newest nickname, “Tony 10 Day”, is here to stay, sadly. As yet another Arte Moreno signing gone wrong, it really seems like the Angels never learn their lesson.
Anthony Rendon still has 4 years and $154.3M left on his deal. He has yet to even play 162 games with the team. Over his 3 seasons, he has slashed .252/.359/.421 for an OPS of .780 and an OPS+ of 117. He has been worth 3.1 BWAR in his 155 games played for the Halos.
Maybe his surgery goes great and he has a full MVP like 2023 season. But it is just as likely that he is just never the player that anyone hoped for following his signing. At least it isn’t as bad as the Stephen Strasburg deal… right?