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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 SkinsNatFan21RIP

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #475: July 19, 2017, 08:20:50 AM »
When was the last time a guy who didn't make the All-Star team won league MVP?

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #476: July 19, 2017, 08:42:37 AM »
When was the last time a guy who didn't make the All-Star team won league MVP?

Here you go. It’s more people than I thought. Las thappened to Jimmy Rollins in 2007

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17637

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #477: July 19, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »
Tony Two Bags has stuck. I think it's too late to change this.

Offline imref

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #478: July 19, 2017, 10:59:24 AM »
Paulson makes a compelling argument to move Rendon to 2.

http://grantpaulsen.com/anthony-rendon-not-bat-sixth/

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #479: July 19, 2017, 11:02:17 AM »
People have been saying he should be moved there ever since Eaton went down, and especially when Werth did too. Dude's the best hitter on the team, maybe in the league. He shouldn't be in the back half of the lineup.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #480: July 19, 2017, 11:10:28 AM »
People have been saying he should be moved there ever since Eaton went down, and especially when Werth did too. Dude's the best hitter on the team, maybe in the league. He shouldn't be in the back half of the lineup.

Paulson makes a compelling argument to move Rendon to 2.

http://grantpaulsen.com/anthony-rendon-not-bat-sixth/
He's been making that argument for a while. He's right. Rendon gets way more at bats if you hit him number 2. I get that you don't want take a guy out of a groove, but when you're hitting Goodwin and Difo at the top of the lineup, you can't take away at bats from Rendon.

Personally, with a healthy lineup, I think he should be hitting cleanup

Offline Smithian

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #481: July 19, 2017, 11:13:21 AM »
Rendon was an MVP candidate hitting second infront of Werth back in 2014. He'll shred anywhere.

My guess for Rendon in that spot is that the Nats have gotten enough production in the second slot, whoever has hit there. And Rendon down in six protects Zim and Murphy in the second inning and later. I still think Murphy is disciplined enough he'll rake whoever hits behind him.

I want:

Goodwin
Rendon
Harper
Zim
Murph
Wieters
Left Field Platoon
Difo

Rendon is a cornerstone. Extend!

Offline Slateman

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #482: July 19, 2017, 11:15:28 AM »
Rendon was an MVP candidate hitting second infront of Werth back in 2014. He'll shred anywhere.

My guess for Rendon in that spot is that the Nats have gotten enough production in the second slot, whoever has hit there. And Rendon down in six protects Zim and Murphy in the second inning and later. I still think Murphy is disciplined enough he'll rake whoever hits behind him.

I want:

Goodwin
Rendon
Harper
Zim
Murph
Wieters
Left Field Platoon
Difo

Rendon is a cornerstone. Extend!
Who are you going to platoon in LF?

Offline Smithian

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #483: July 19, 2017, 12:17:14 PM »
Who are you going to platoon in LF?
Lind from the left with Heisey and Raburn from the right.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #484: July 19, 2017, 12:25:46 PM »
Lind from the left with Heisey and Raburn from the right.

Ewww ... no thanks. Lind in LF scares the crap out of me

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #485: July 19, 2017, 12:26:48 PM »
If I'm Rizzo I try to lock up Rendon for a long-term deal this winter. Guy is a freaking stud.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #486: July 19, 2017, 12:34:12 PM »
If I'm Rizzo I try to lock up Rendon for a long-term deal this winter. Guy is a freaking stud.
No. He's not hard nosed enough and smiles too much when the team is losing,  for some of the posters here.

Offline whytev

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #487: July 19, 2017, 02:13:12 PM »
Of course Rendon should bat second. I think Baker believes in protection. I think he likes Rendon protecting Murphy and Murphy protecting Zimmerman all the way up. It's old-fashioned but I get it.

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #488: July 19, 2017, 02:32:02 PM »
No. He's not hard nosed enough and smiles too much when the team is losing,  for some of the posters here.

Exactly.  He enjoys his job too much.  That's just not right.  And he doesn't follow the unwritten rules of baseball.  He's a disgrace!

Offline Ray D

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #489: July 19, 2017, 02:38:13 PM »
Rendon named NL player of the week.
Should have been called "Player of the Weekend".

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #490: July 19, 2017, 05:36:12 PM »
No. He's not hard nosed enough and smiles too much when the team is losing,  for some of the posters here.
Exactly.  He enjoys his job too much.  That's just not right.  And he doesn't follow the unwritten rules of baseball.  He's a disgrace!

Rendon is like the guy at the office who is brilliant at what he does but is completely goofy. When it comes time to go out of drinks, I would "forget" to ask him. I respect him a lot, but his personality (or lack thereof) just grates on me to no end. He just seems to have no gravitas. ;)

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #491: July 19, 2017, 05:38:31 PM »
Rendon is like the guy at the office who is brilliant at what he does but is completely goofy. When it comes time to go out of drinks, I would "forget" to ask him. I respect him a lot, but his personality (or lack thereof) just grates on me to no end. He just seems to have not gravitas. ;)
In the end it's a kids game. He apparently has lots of fun.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #492: July 19, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
#MABGA

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #493: July 19, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
In the end it's a kids game. He apparently has lots of fun.

He's like a date who giggles all the time. Okay, you're having fun, I get it, but laughing like a hyena is grating as all get out.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #494: July 19, 2017, 05:52:00 PM »
Rendon is like the guy at the office who is brilliant at what he does but is completely goofy. When it comes time to go out of drinks, I would "forget" to ask him. I respect him a lot, but his personality (or lack thereof) just grates on me to no end. He just seems to have not gravitas. ;)
When it comes time to go out for drinks, I would forget to ask you. Goofy people are the kind of people you WANT to ask to go for drinks.

Rendon's personality is part of his appeal. Pretending baseball is for stoic silent types who never have emotions is something that went out of style 10 years ago.

#TeamFun

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #495: July 19, 2017, 05:54:04 PM »
Takes all types. I've never once had an issue with Rendon's temperament.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #496: July 19, 2017, 06:00:08 PM »
When it comes time to go out for drinks, I would forget to ask you. Goofy people are the kind of people you WANT to ask to go for drinks.


Uh, no. Goofy people only get goofier with drinks, and that crap gets old quickly. You know, laughing loudly and inappropriately and getting on the nerves of everyone in earshot.


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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #498: July 19, 2017, 06:06:07 PM »
Uh, no. Goofy people only get goofier with drinks, and that crap gets old quickly. You know, laughing loudly and inappropriately and getting on the nerves of everyone in earshot.
I have often found its the quiet ones who get loud. Everyone is different.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #499: July 19, 2017, 06:06:30 PM »
Yep. It takes all types. I've just gotten to the point in my life where I know why types I like. :shock: