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What should Rendon's nickname be?

The Grin: no need for explanation
7 (11.7%)
El Martillo:  Spanish for "The Hammer;" earned by the comparison of his wrists and swing to Aaron's
5 (8.3%)
Tony "Two bags":  in honor of his doubles, not his once and maybe future position. sounds vaguely mobbish.
29 (48.3%)
The Hitman:  also has mob overtones
19 (31.7%)

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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #250: September 05, 2013, 12:56:24 PM »
Throws well? I coached 9 year olds who had a better throwing motion. And he has possibly one of the weakest arms I've ever seen on a big leaguer.
you should check out Juan Pierre sometime.

Lombo is the perfect guy for the role he's in now. Not gonna kill ya for a short period of time at multiple positions if pressed into action, though he doesn't jump off the page at ya in terms of ability.  Every team needs a couple guys like that.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #251: September 05, 2013, 01:38:39 PM »
Lombo's arm is average.

He fields well

He has above average speed but nothing special.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #252: September 05, 2013, 02:29:04 PM »
Lombo's arm is average.

He fields well

He has above average speed but nothing special.
if well means barely average, at best, at his primary position, then yes, he fields well.  If it means strong range, then no.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #253: September 05, 2013, 02:34:17 PM »
Lombo gives us "professional at bats" and has a "high baseball IQ".   He's very "hitterish" and loves the "front door curves".   Hold on, "there goes the no hitter".

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #254: September 05, 2013, 02:46:44 PM »
Lombo gives us "professional at bats" and has a "high baseball IQ".   He's very "hitterish" and loves the "front door curves".   Hold on, "there goes the no hitter".

Susceptible to "jammage", however.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #255: September 05, 2013, 02:49:51 PM »
Susceptible to "jammage", however.

But a scrappy player if I've ever seen one.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #256: September 05, 2013, 04:40:40 PM »
But a scrappy player if I've ever seen one.

So he's white then :)

(the working class definitions, like 'brings the lunch pail to work' or variants thereof, tend to go to the white players haha)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #257: September 05, 2013, 04:50:04 PM »
does the little things (Chris Ford / Jerry Sichting / Rick Carlisle, but you are too young to remember).

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #258: September 05, 2013, 04:53:43 PM »
does the little things (Chris Ford / Jerry Sichting / Rick Carlisle, but you are too young to remember).

Flash backs   ....     :)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #259: September 05, 2013, 05:06:34 PM »
does the little things (Chris Ford / Jerry Sichting / Rick Carlisle, but you are too young to remember).

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #260: September 05, 2013, 05:16:56 PM »
Willing to bunt if it wins the game; contrasting with elegant swing&miss strikeouts to end the rally/ball game.

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« Reply #261: January 13, 2014, 12:02:29 PM »
Rendon getting huge and with a stache:

http://www.natsenquirer.com

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #262: January 13, 2014, 12:13:42 PM »
Wouldn't have recognized him; looks like he got a perm also.  Hope the work has him improve on a pretty good rokie season.

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« Reply #263: January 13, 2014, 12:17:18 PM »
Goodbye Danny   ....

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #264: January 13, 2014, 12:47:55 PM »
Dude's getting huge.

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #265: January 13, 2014, 12:55:01 PM »
Rendon  looks like Bluto from the Popeye cartoons..

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #267: January 13, 2014, 04:32:13 PM »
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Rendon getting huge and with a stache

Dude's getting huge.


Well, someone's gotta ingest all that HGH and other PEDs that A-Rod isn't taking aymore.

 :couch:





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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #268: January 13, 2014, 04:55:50 PM »
Rendon getting huge and with a stache:

http://www.natsenquirer.com

just happy the ankles didn't shatter on that lift.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #269: January 13, 2014, 05:10:49 PM »
That's the Thurman-Munson-style mustache. Good choice.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
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Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #271: April 05, 2014, 12:48:03 PM »
Fangraphs article alluding to Rendon's "can't-miss" potential:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/identify-cant-miss-prospects-using-this-one-weird-trick/

Basically, those who have the best hit, plate discipline and defense tools in their organization tend to become pretty good major leaguers.

Oh, and have we discussed the articles on how much weight this kid can lift now? I wouldn't be surprised by a significant increase in home runs this year.


Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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« Reply #273: April 05, 2014, 01:53:35 PM »
Funny that another Fangraphs writer ripped into Rendon.

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/2014-pods-picks-2nd-base/

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/mike-podhorzers-2014-bold-predictions/

Fantasy brings out the worst in sports analysis. Oh no, Rendon won't steal bases, BFD.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #274: April 05, 2014, 01:57:50 PM »