Anthony Rendon a great consolation prize for Angels

I wrote Tuesday night that the Angels should take the pile of cash they'd set aside for Gerrit Cole and give it to Anthony Rendon instead. They did so Wednesday and arguably got a better deal for their money, though it doesn't solve their most glaring deficiency: starting pitching. Rendon makes the Angels a lot better, though, just as their direct rivals in the AL West, the Astros, are facing the loss of a 7-win starter in Cole.