Angels Sign Anthony Rendon: How Their World Series Odds & Win Total Shifted
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Anthony Rendon
Quite a busy few days it’s been in the MLB free agent market …
Almost 24 hours after the Yankees made Gerrit Cole the richest pitcher in MLB history, the Angels made the next-biggest available splash, signing third-baseman Anthony Rendon to a reported seven-year, $245 million deal.
Fresh off a World Series championship with the Nationals, Rendon’s impact will certainly be felt come spring … and it’s already being felt in the betting market.
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MLB win totals haven’t been available for much more than a day at PointsBet Sportsbook in New Jersey, but they’ve already seen a couple major changes as a result of recent signings. Just as the Yankees saw a three-win bump with the addition of Cole, the Angels were boosted from 83.5 to 86.5 following Wednesday night’s news.
As for the Halos’ chance to give Rendon another ring this season, their odds to win the 2020 World Series improved from 40/1 to 30/1 after the deal was announced.
Rendon finished third in last season’s National League MVP voting, and if not for Stephen Strasburg’s heroic efforts, probably would’ve taken the award in the Fall Classic. He’ll replace David Fletcher in Anaheim (played 90 games for the Angels at third base last season) and Zack Cozart (injury-riddled Angels career came to an end when the Halos dealt him to San Francisco on Tuesday).