Anthony Rendon earning big payday so far, but will it come from the Nationals?

Baseball null Anthony Rendon got two more hits for the Nationals on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. He drove in two more runs. He was in the middle of the comeback from a 6-1 deficit to a 10-6, 10-inning win. His slash line is borderline comical, even for the second week of April: .421/.489/.895.He’s far from the reason the Nationals are inconsistent so far. It’s pretty much been the opposite — the reason they’ve had a chance to win nearly every day regardless of what shenanigans are taking place around him in the lineup, in the bullpen and in the dugout. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNWhether any of that has gotten Rendon closer to securing his future in Washington, however, is still up in the air. That’s a story this franchise and its followers are too familiar with, too recently. It also happens to be a story other teams have faced with young pre-free agency stars, but those teams have increasingly addressed them early this season, while Rendon and the Nationals have not. Rendon is scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, and the last update on an extension came on the eve of the start of this season, when Network reported that the sides were “not close.” In mid-March, NBC Sports Washington reported that he and agent Scott Boras had rejected their latest offer. Rendon told the network tha[......]