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The Los Angeles Dodgers have third baseman Anthony Rendon on their radar this offseason. Rendon will be one of the most coveted free agents this winter behind starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Justin Turner has offered to change positions in order for the Dodgers to bring in a free-agent third baseman like Rendon or Josh Donaldson. Rendon is one of the best players in baseball, both offensively and defensively, so he'd be a major upgrade in LA. The 29-year-old hit .319/.412/.598 with 34 home runs, 117 runs scored, 126 RBI and five stolen bases for the World Series champion Nationals last year.
Free-agent infielder Howie Kendrick is drawing a lot of early interest on the free-agent market, most notably from the Rays and Marlins. He's from Florida but lives in the Phoenix area in the offseason. Coming off an extremely productive season and winning the World Series, Kendrick is likely looking for just a one-year deal on the open market. The 36-year-old utility infielder slashed .344/.395/.572 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI in 334 at-bats in 2019. Don't expect such lofty numbers again in 2020, but he can give you solid production in deep mixed leagues and can be an asset because of his multi-position eligibility. Landing with the Rays would make him more attractive from a fantasy standpoint.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final four years and $100 million of his deal on Saturday night. The 31-year-old right-hander dominated in the postseason and won five of his six starts, including two in the World Series. He also dominated in the regular season, going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 251 strikeouts in 209 innings over his 33 starts. As long as he's healthy, Stras has proven to be one of the elite starters in baseball, and that shouldn't change if he's not in D.C. in 2020 and beyond. Along with Gerrit Cole, Strasburg will now be one of the top free-agent arms this winter.
The Washington Nationals declined their 2020 options on first baseman Ryan Zimmerman ($18 million) and catcher Yan Gomes ($9 million), making them both free agents. The Nats expect to work something out to re-sign Zimmerman, who was the team's first-round pick in 2005, but the same can't be said for Gomes. Zimmerman has dealt with injuries the last several seasons and hit just .257 with six homers and 27 RBI in only 171 at-bats during the regular season. Still, he'll likely be the starting first baseman in D.C. again next year if he re-signs. He's just corner infield depth in NL-only leagues at this stage of his career, though. Gomes doesn't stand out defensively and hit a weak .223 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 2019. He was the second option behind the plate this year behind Kurt Suzuki.
The Washington Nationals picked up their 2020 options on closer Sean Doolittle ($6.5 million) and outfielder Adam Eaton ($9.5 million). Doolittle had a down year in 2019 and struggled with injuries, posting a 4.05 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 29 saves and 66 K's in 60 innings. The left-hander shared closing duties with Daniel Hudson late in the season, which will make him less attractive as a fantasy closer going into 2020 unless the Nationals are adamant that he will return to the ninth-inning role full time. Hudson is also a free agent this winter. Eaton stayed healthy and played in 151 games, hitting .279/.365/.428 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, 103 runs and 15 stolen bases. He contributes modestly across all categories and is mainly useful for his speed and runs atop Washington's lineup.