Rendon is having a down season this year, but he's still the number one prospect in the draft.
With all of the talk about how Gerrit Cole has passed Anthony Rendon, and the worries about Rendon's struggles this year, I've been thinking about something. The situation with Rendon and Cole is almost like when you're making a big purchase, such as buying a car, a house, etc. You analyze the different options until you've settled in on the one you want. However, it's not over at that point. Once you settle on the one you want, you start second guessing yourself. It's a little bit of buyer's remorse, and a little bit of just making sure you're making the right call on such an important decision. From that point, you're not looking for reasons why this pick is the right choice. Instead, you're looking for reasons why you shouldn't make this choice.
Coming in to the season, Rendon was the new house, or the new car. He was the consensus number one prospect in the draft, mostly...
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