With hitters reporting to spring training camp before the season opens next month, Los Angeles Angels veterans Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon made some fascinating remarks on Monday regarding their futures and objectives, respectively.

Angels' $245 million man Anthony Rendon isn't a fan of baseball

In December 2019, after winning a World Series with the Washington Nationals, Rendon signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Angels. Despite winning the Silver Slugger twice during his seven seasons with the Nationals, injuries have prevented Rendon from playing more than 58 games in any of his four seasons with the Angels.

Baseball has “never been a top priority for me,” according to Rendon, who said on Monday that his love of the game has not changed over the course of his career.
Rendon: Baseball's never been my 'top priority' | The Game Nashville
“This is my job,” Rendon said to the press. “I work here to support myself. My family and my faith come before my career.

Rendon said that having four children and getting married had altered his viewpoint. However, he also made it clear that, despite not being his first focus, baseball still matters.

Yes, it’s definitely a priority, Rendon remarked. “Because I work there.” Yes, I am here, right?