Ha - Hi Ace - no offense meant by the 'pudgy' comment. There is an opinion among some on this board that our GM only picks players based in large part on how they look in a uniform. He made a comment once about having 'better beef' in the clubhouse now. It's mostly a reference to valuing athletes over guys who produce, even if they don't look like athletes. I don't buy into the idea that Rizzo, the GM, is like that, but some definitely do.
A lot of it goes back to Adam Dunn who signed a 4 yr deal this past offseason for something like $15 mil per. He was a fan favorite here and people were upset to see him go. Dunn has had a terrible season, but so has his replacement in DC - LaRoche.
Anyway, Rendon doesn't appear to be in the same mold of athlete first, baseball player second type that some believe Rizzo favors. That's all I was saying.
And welcome to the board.