#3- Anthony Rendon
Rendon hasn’t had the start to his Angels career that he might’ve hoped for, spending much of 2021 injured, though he did have a good 2020.
Still, the Texas Rangers were on the verge of landing the 2019 World Series champion in free agency ahead of what would be the shortened campaign the next year. But they didn’t, and that swing and miss on the open market, and to Anaheim no less, stung.
Not only did Rendon spurn the Rangers, he chose their division rival over them. And at the time, the reaction to that decision was bitter. Rendon was bound to be the successor to franchise legend Adrian Beltre at the hot corner… until he wasn’t.
Texas has since made up for losing Rendon by signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, a more than acceptable consolation prize(s). But it will never not hurt to see Rendon in red and white, wondering what it could’ve been like he had he joined the Rangers.
At least Josh Jung is on the way!