WATCH: Turner reacts to Rendon leaving Nats

Ben Krimmel
December 12, 2019 - 8:45 am

The Washington Nationals lost a big piece of what made them World Series champions in 2019.

Third baseman Anthony Rendon has agreed to a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. And it will be tough to replace Rendon's production. Last season he smashed 34 HRs had a slash of .319/.412/.598 for a 153 OPS+ and in 17 postseason games he was crucial: three homers, seven doubles, and batted .328 with a 1.003 OPS.

One Nationals player took the news a bit hard. Shortstop Trea Turner dug around his t-shirt drawer to show how he felt about losing Tony Two Bags. 

Hmmmm.... he does not seem too happy. Or he is doing a wacky bit and is happy for Rendon, but sad to lose him. (And we won't guess who Turner is unhappy with or if he really is that unhappy.)

Of course, Turner's reaction was a bit different after the Nationals made the signing of Stephen Strasburg official.

Evidently the Nationals organization decided to prioritize Strasburg over Rendon, after principal owner Mark Lerner said they could only afford one of them. (A choice some said they didn't need to make). Time will tell if they made the right call.

But right now it is certain: Rendon's production and his personality around the clubhouse will be tough for the Nats to replace. 

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