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72-90, 4th in AL West

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The AL West is shaping up to be the most interesting division in baseball for next season. The Astros and A's return playoff-worthy rosters, the Angels showed they are going for it by adding Anthony Rendon and now it's the Rangers making a huge splash by trading for Corey Kluber as they move into their new ballpark.

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Rendon on Dodgers: 'Hollywood lifestyle' not a fit

Anthony Rendon spoke highly of the Dodgers organizationally but said "the Hollywood lifestyle" of Los Angeles "didn't seem like it would be a fit for us as a family."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels received word earlier today that Corey Kluber's market was beginning to solidify itself, as others have reported. They are very much interested in him, but were not certain if they were going to be able to get something done.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Boras: "I think you can describe Anthony's personality by how he takes his physicals. They put him on a treadmill, and they can't get his heartbeat up, and he's doing it for 20 minutes."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers were under the impression that Anthony Rendon didn't have any real interest in playing for them, and Rendon basically confirmed that today. He spoke highly about the organization, but said during his press conference that the Hollywood lifestyle" of LA "didn't seem like it would be a fit for us as a family." Later, he said: "I think when people think about California, they think about straight Hollywood, that Hollywood glamour, whole bunch of flashes, so much paparazzi."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler, on shifting to Anthony Rendon even though the need was starting pitching: "That's one of the primary elements of roster construction — if you're not flexible, you can find yourself out in the cold."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rendon passed his physical and is now officially a member of the Angels. His deal — 7 years, $245 million — gives the club four players averaging more than $20M a year, along with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Justin Upton. Rendon will be introduced inside Angel Stadium at noon PT on Saturday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The plan is for Anthony Rendon to take his physical on Friday and be introduced at Angel Stadium on Saturday.

Gonzalez: Rendon gives Angels much-needed, difference-making player (2:06)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Even with Anthony Rendon now on their books, the Angels still believe they have the means to afford a starter like Hyun-Jin Ryu or Madison Bumgarner or Dallas Keuchel. Corey Kluber via trade also intrigues them.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels still need starting pitching, of course, and I expect the trade market to be a real possibility there. Guys like SP Griffin Canning, INF David Fletcher and 1B Matt Thaiss could be had. I don't expect Jo Adell to be available unless it's for the type of ace who I don't believe is available.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last four years, only four players have produced more fWAR than Anthony Rendon — Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich. Rather than shift their focus to the next tier of free-agent starters, they zeroed in on the only star remaining on the free-agent market.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nearly a decade ago, the Angels chased a star third baseman in Adrian Beltre and watched him instead choose the Rangers. The Angels took several steps back, and Beltre spent the next eight years terrorizing them. Tonight, by signing Rendon to a 7-year, $245M contract, they made amends.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels are in agreement on a deal, sources tell ESPN. Anthony Rendon got seven years and $245 million from the Angels, source tells ESPN.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Angels can land 3B Anthony Rendon, they will obviously try to access frontline starting pitching via trade. And Angels GM Billy Eppler said his phone "is ringing a lot" with interest in young, controllable players such as David Fletcher, Griffin Canning, Patrick Sandoval and Luis Rengifo."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels are in on 3-4 catchers on the free-agent market and 2 others on the trade market. They don't plan on pumping resources into the bullpen, but will look to add there if they don't get the starting pitching they want.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

After trading Zack Cozart, the Angels project to be roughly — roughly! — $70M below the 2020 luxury-tax threshold, which is set at $208M. They won't reveal their operating budget, but Billy Eppler said they could "probably" afford multiple players who make $20-plus million, giving them options if they don't land Gerrit Cole.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.1225th
Quality Starts2226th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.25418th
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.24718th
On Base Percentage.32415th
Slugging Percentage.42220th