Three Free Agents the Philadelphia Phillies Should Sign

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Pitcher Zach Eflin #56 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a hug from Bryce Harper #3 during the seventh inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Pitcher Zach Eflin #56 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a hug from Bryce Harper #3 during the seventh inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Three Free Agents the Philadelphia Phillies Should Sign

Anthony Rendon, 3B, WSN

This deal makes sense for so many reasons. Rendon wants a big deal and the Philadelphia Phillies are willing to spend money.

Anthony Rendon, if he is not extended by the Washington Nationals, is the best hitter in this free-agent class. After having a career-year, Rendon will be looking for a lucrative and lengthy deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in going after Rendon. Third base was one of their biggest weak spots Maikel Franco had another disappointing season, dropping his OPS 75 points. His time in Philadelphia may be coming to a close.

Utility man Scott Kingery spent some time at third base but that is not his strongest position and he will be needed to play other positions through the year.

The 2019 NL MVP candidate led the NL in doubles (44) and RBI (126). He also hit 34 home runs, hit .319, and had an OPS of 1.010, while playing stellar defense at the hot corner. He was the most consistent bat in the NL champ’s lineup.

Rendon, who does not turn 30 until late June 2020, could be looking for a five or six-year contract, making close to $30 million a season. If he wins a World Series, his price might keep rising.