What should Rendon's nickname be?

The Grin: no need for explanation
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El Martillo:  Spanish for "The Hammer;" earned by the comparison of his wrists and swing to Aaron's
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Tony "Two bags":  in honor of his doubles, not his once and maybe future position. sounds vaguely mobbish.
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The Hitman:  also has mob overtones
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Offline welch

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #125: June 17, 2013, 05:23:25 PM »
He hit .236, but posted an OBP of .326. Remember, we went in to that season talking about how if he coudl cut down on the strikeouts, he'd be a .250-.260 hitter with 20 home run pop. Oh ... those were the good days.

I'm not giving up on Danny, but he has to realize that he's already lost his job and in order to even compete to get it back, he's got to be 100% healthy. His shoulder needs surgery. Get it now. Get healthy. Spend the offseason working on your approach at the plate. I don't think he'll ever be a .260+ hitter, but if he can hit in the .240-.250 range with that home run power, he has value.

...and he hit .236 with a streak at the end of the year that lifted him from about .200, where he'd been most of the year.

I think we've seen Espi-the-hitter, and he strikes out.