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.
#Dodgers pessimistic on chances of landing free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon, sources tell The Athletic. #Rangers remain heavily involved. #Angels also interested, too. #Nationals a long shot; Rendon balked at deferrals in their initial seven-year, $210M-$215M offer.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2019
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.”
One GM involved in the bidding for All-Star third basemen Anthony Rendon and Josh Donaldson: It’s going to be a game of musical chairs, two guys for four or five spots.” #Rangers, #Braves, #Nats, #Dodgers, #Angels.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2019
This news comes a day after Dave Roberts said the Dodgers have been…