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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 Displaced Bucco

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #125: June 16, 2013, 11:19:24 AM »
Our substitute second baseman until Espi gets back is OPSing over .800. watisthisidonteven

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #126: June 16, 2013, 12:09:44 PM »
If we want to win this year, we win with Rendon.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #127: June 16, 2013, 10:25:48 PM »
If we want to win this year, we win with Rendon.

And next. Espinosa is a good fielder who cannot hit. He strikes out almost 200 times a season. That is dismal. When healthy, he hits 15 home runs. That makes him a current-day Norm Zauchin, and somewhat less of a hitter than Don Lock...who was expendable. (Casey: "You can look 'em up")

Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #128: June 17, 2013, 09:54:49 AM »
rendon is a pretty good fielder also. and his bat will hopefully be the spark that we need to wake up our offense

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #129: June 17, 2013, 10:06:55 AM »
rendon is a pretty good fielder also. and his bat will hopefully be the spark that we need to wake up our offense

Agree on the bat, I am concerned that so many people think he can just "pick up" another position at the Major League level.  Hopefully he can but I have a feeling plugging him in at 2B will bite us in the ass a couple of times.  Hopefully not in crucial situations.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #130: June 17, 2013, 10:12:34 AM »
Agree on the bat, I am concerned that so many people think he can just "pick up" another position at the Major League level.  Hopefully he can but I have a feeling plugging him in at 2B will bite us in the ass a couple of times.  Hopefully not in crucial situations.

I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 any day

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #131: June 17, 2013, 10:19:14 AM »
Currently batting 203 points above the Espinosa Line.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #132: June 17, 2013, 10:58:00 AM »
rendon is a pretty good fielder also. and his bat will hopefully be the spark that we need to wake up our offense
I don't think it will be enough.  Yesterday he had 3 hits and we were shutout.  We need him and a couple of Mickey Mantles.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #133: June 17, 2013, 11:08:41 AM »
Currently batting 203 points above the Espinosa Line.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #134: June 17, 2013, 11:13:41 AM »
I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 with 3 strikeouts any day

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #135: June 17, 2013, 11:25:41 AM »
Currently batting 203 points above the Espinosa Line.
Favorite stat of the day.  :lol:

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #136: June 17, 2013, 12:27:56 PM »
Espinosa serves no purpose other than as a late game defensive sub/pinch runner. He should never be asked to swing a bat again.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #137: June 17, 2013, 12:31:24 PM »
Espinosa serves no purpose other than as a late game defensive sub/pinch runner. He should never be asked to swing a bat again.

Eh, I could see him regaining his old form at some point. Ideally, Laroche would go on the DL, Zim would move to first, Rendon to third, and 2011 Espinosa would come back to the plate. Then we could trade him in the offseason for a decent number 5 starter.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #138: June 17, 2013, 12:45:43 PM »
I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 any day

Depends on the situation.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #139: June 17, 2013, 01:08:38 PM »
I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 any day
Bill Buckner was 0-5 with an HBP in game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #140: June 17, 2013, 01:15:19 PM »
Bill Buckner was 0-5 with an HBP in game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

If he'd been 4-5 then THE defensive lapse might not have mattered.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #141: June 17, 2013, 01:18:43 PM »
he was the #3 hitter that game, hitting behind Wade Boggs, so you might be right.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #142: June 17, 2013, 02:22:02 PM »
Eh, I could see him regaining his old form at some point. Ideally, Laroche would go on the DL, Zim would move to first, Rendon to third, and 2011 Espinosa would come back to the plate. Then we could trade him in the offseason for a decent number 5 starter.

I'd be fine with Espi if he returned to 2011 form where he was nearly a 20/20 player and hit like .250 I think?

But he's regressed since then. The league has figured him out and he hasn't adjusted.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #143: June 17, 2013, 02:26:43 PM »
I'd be fine with Espi if he returned to 2011 form where he was nearly a 20/20 player and hit like .250 I think?

But he's regressed since then. The league has figured him out and he hasn't adjusted.
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.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #144: 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.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #145: June 17, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »
I've never been a big Espinosa guy for the same reason I'm not a big Morse guy.  Too many Ks.  Too many Ks + power = Mark Reynolds.  I don't want Mark Reynolds.  That said, Espi absolutely has value if he can produce at the levels he typically does when healthy.  He should get the rotator cuff repaired.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #146: June 17, 2013, 09:17:15 PM »
Barring injury or massive regression,  he's not starting for this team again,  and I like pinch hitters who can put the ball in play,  hopefully they can get something for him

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #147: June 17, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 any day
You'll take a batter giving up 2 outs over 0-4? That awful play in the field.

We're taking this "Offense! Not defense!" a bit far.

On topic, Rendon is my homie

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #148: June 18, 2013, 12:38:50 PM »
Grindon showed a nice arm last night when he gunned down fat Howard straying off third.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #149: June 18, 2013, 04:14:40 PM »
I'll take a couple of defensive lapses over 0-4 any day
I gotta admit I stared at this post for close to a minute in awe that a baseball fan would rather see a player commit multiple errors in a single game than go 0-4.  Honestly I'm speechless and don't even know how to respond to that.