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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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Online RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #425: June 05, 2015, 01:23:45 PM »
2-4 in his return game. Probably ties the game too if Robinson doesn't get picked off like a 'tard(IIRC that last pitch was a ball that would have given him a 3-1 count).

The sad thing is we'll never know. Rendon could've driven in the run or he could have popped out.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #426: June 05, 2015, 01:26:50 PM »
I want to see Rendon at shortstop.  :mg: :mg:
I want to see him at first base, Difo at second, Espinosa at short, and Escobar at third.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #427: September 01, 2015, 10:40:53 AM »
Today's Fangraphs has a fantasy article on Rendon for 2016, but it has some real baseball discussion, too, about how his injuries affect his possible future outcomes:
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/how-do-we-assess-anthony-rendons-future-value/
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His skill set is obviously tremendous — I’m not questioning that one bit. A player with a plus-plus hit tool, above-average power, and enough speed (regardless of injuries) to swipe ~15 bases is a no-doubter of a fantasy commodity.

What I am questioning is his health skill. Rendon’s upside is still that of a perennial all-star. His downside is clearly, concisely stated in that exhaustive list of injuries up above.

Now that I have this written, I’m glad I pursued this topic. I’ve found the answer to my original question. We’re talking about a player who has now suffered six significant injuries — and undergone three surgeries — in his age 18-to-25 seasons. Even if he hits something like .325/.400/.600 over the season’s final month, how much stock are you buying in a 25-year-old who has averaged 0.86 significant injuries per season?

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #428: July 31, 2016, 02:18:05 PM »
Bump!

Hitting .286/.377/.514 over his last 30 games, pushing his season slash line to .260/.343/.431. That is not a whole long way from his 2014 line of .287/.351/.473. If you put your head in the sand and like April didn't happen, Rendon is actually hitting better than 2014. He's also been healthy this season. Second most games played on the team.

Right now Werth's OBP is high enough you want him in the 2 slot, but I'm looking forward to the day Rendon slots back in that 2 hole and is is banging in doubles and tons of RBIs thanks to Turner.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #429: July 31, 2016, 03:28:24 PM »
Bump!

Hitting .286/.377/.514 over his last 30 games, pushing his season slash line to .260/.343/.431. That is not a whole long way from his 2014 line of .287/.351/.473. If you put your head in the sand and like April didn't happen, Rendon is actually hitting better than 2014. He's also been healthy this season. Second most games played on the team.

Right now Werth's OBP is high enough you want him in the 2 slot, but I'm looking forward to the day Rendon slots back in that 2 hole and is is banging in doubles and tons of RBIs thanks to Turner.

Nice thread recall   ...   :clap:

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #430: July 31, 2016, 04:14:45 PM »
Should be hitting 3rd on Murphy off days, not Harper

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #431: July 31, 2016, 04:23:10 PM »
Should be hitting 3rd on Murphy off days, not Harper

Trea, Werth, Rendon, Ramos, Harper?

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #432: July 31, 2016, 05:46:49 PM »
Casual player, too casual.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #433: July 31, 2016, 05:52:32 PM »
Casual player, too casual.

On occasion for AR, you are exactly right.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #434: July 31, 2016, 06:15:31 PM »
Trea, Werth, Rendon, Ramos, Harper?

Trea Werth Rendon Ramos Heisey

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #435: August 01, 2016, 10:40:51 AM »
Casual player, too casual.

Rendon strikes me as the type of guy that doesn't really love the game, just plays it because he's really good at it. Remember his quote about baseball being boring? Then he just casually tosses the triple play ball into the stands.

Good ballplayer but I don't think he'll ever really live up to his talent because he'll never really care enough to make that extra effort to be great.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #436: August 01, 2016, 11:02:15 AM »
Rendon strikes me as the type of guy that doesn't really love the game,

And he's said so.

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« Reply #437: August 15, 2016, 11:26:31 AM »
Rendon is on a run now. He has now raised his career average in OBP and slugging, and he's hitting dingers at the same rate as 2014. His average is still down, but his BABIP is under .300 for the first time in his career.

Last 30 games: .294/.363/.578

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #438: August 15, 2016, 12:23:04 PM »
Rendon strikes me as the type of guy that doesn't really love the game, just plays it because he's really good at it. Remember his quote about baseball being boring? Then he just casually tosses the triple play ball into the stands.

Good ballplayer but I don't think he'll ever really live up to his talent because he'll never really care enough to make that extra effort to be great.

And he's said so.

To be fair, he said he didn't like watching it on TV. There's about a mile of difference there, between "doesn't love baseball" and "doesn't love watching baseball on tv".  An excellent quote from Ian Desmond: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/with-ian-desmond-gone-anthony-desmond-is-stepping-up/2016/03/11/0a824308-e79f-11e5-a6f3-21ccdbc5f74e_story.html


“I know a lot of times fans get frustrated with the fact that he’s often smiley or doesn’t give serious answers in the media and jokes around a little bit,” said Desmond, now with the Texas Rangers. “But he’s very passionate about his job, even though he doesn’t let it on all the time. He’s trying to leave a bigger mark than just batting average and Gold Gloves and all that.”


I think he's just a guy who's not entirely comfortable in front of the cameras.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #439: August 15, 2016, 12:31:06 PM »
Bump!

Hitting .286/.377/.514 over his last 30 games, pushing his season slash line to .260/.343/.431. That is not a whole long way from his 2014 line of .287/.351/.473. If you put your head in the sand and like April didn't happen, Rendon is actually hitting better than 2014. He's also been healthy this season. Second most games played on the team.

Right now Werth's OBP is high enough you want him in the 2 slot, but I'm looking forward to the day Rendon slots back in that 2 hole and is is banging in doubles and tons of RBIs thanks to Turner.
Rendon's line since the beginning of May is now .273/.359/.498 with 15 homers and 11 steals over that time.

He's so freaking good with the bat. Also a solid glove and base runner. If he were to stay healthy he's an all around star at third.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #440: August 15, 2016, 12:32:20 PM »
Can't root for him because he doesn't take the game seriously enough.  ;)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #441: August 15, 2016, 12:50:44 PM »
Can't root for him because he doesn't take the game seriously enough.  ;)
:BiL batsignal:

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #442: August 15, 2016, 01:28:44 PM »
Rendon is on a run now. He has now raised his career average in OBP and slugging, and he's hitting dingers at the same rate as 2014. His average is still down, but his BABIP is under .300 for the first time in his career.

Last 30 games: .294/.363/.578

I'm really glad to see it.  With his so, so start with the bat I was getting worried.  Clearly an overreaction as he looks like the stud again that I remember from 2014.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #443: August 15, 2016, 07:06:20 PM »
Starting to look like an MVP again.

I can't wait to see a lineup of Turner/Werth/Harper/Rendon/Murphy/Ramos with everyone in form come October. That's a lineup that can win a ring.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #444: August 15, 2016, 07:07:59 PM »
Starting to look like an MVP again.

I can't wait to see a lineup of Turner/Werth/Harper/Rendon/Murphy/Ramos with everyone in form come October. That's a lineup that can win a ring.

Imagine if Espinosa were to suddenly go on another tear on top of that.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #445: August 15, 2016, 07:47:28 PM »
Imagine if Espinosa were to suddenly go on another tear on top of that.
Meh, I can care less. I want to see Harper to on a tear

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #446: August 15, 2016, 08:06:43 PM »
That's not going to happen.  Revere will be batting 1st or 2nd

Starting to look like an MVP again.

I can't wait to see a lineup of Turner/Werth/Harper/Rendon/Murphy/Ramos with everyone in form come October. That's a lineup that can win a ring.

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« Reply #447: August 15, 2016, 08:16:51 PM »
That's not going to happen.  Revere will be batting 1st or 2nd

Just like he is today?

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #448: August 15, 2016, 08:45:22 PM »
Still want Werth in the two hole. I like the idea of him taking a lot of pitches with Revere or Turner on base

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #449: August 15, 2016, 08:57:36 PM »
Still want Werth in the two hole. I like the idea of him taking a lot of pitches with Revere or Turner on base

Seems Dusty agrees. The exceptions lately have been when people sit.