"Now, that's up to Anthony Rendon, not Scott Boras. And I think that's probably an agent starting to float (interest in Rendon)," Paulsen continued. "If I'm Scott Boras, I would want people to think it's too late. But he is at least already telling people the Nationals missed the boat."
"Anthony Rendon has said a million times, 'I'm not Bryce Harper. If I want to re-sign and be here, I'm gonna re-sign and be here," Paulsen told the Junkies Monday.
"From a business standpoint, losing Bryce — whatever you think of that decision — I think it was the right decision. He's hitting .230 in Philly right now, he wouldn't fix their problems. That's not the end of the world."
"If the next offseason you lose Rendon, I just think people start looking around and going, 'Wait a second. We're not the Oakland A's. Why aren't we re-signing our star players here?' I think it'd be a bad look."