Anthony Rendon is signing with the Los Angeles Angels according to Jeff Passan. Rendon, a 29 year old third baseman, had a career year and made his first All-Star game last season. He also helped the Nationals win the World Series. And now he's gone.
According to Jon Heyman, the deal is for $245 million over 7 years. That's $35 million a season which appears to be the new going rate for prize free agents. If the Angels are serious about competing then this should push their payroll up over $200 million in 2020.
Rendon was drafted by the Nationals in 2011 with the sixth pick in the draft.