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What should Rendon's nickname be?

The Grin: no need for explanation
6 (10.2%)
El Martillo:  Spanish for "The Hammer;" earned by the comparison of his wrists and swing to Aaron's
5 (8.5%)
Tony "Two bags":  in honor of his doubles, not his once and maybe future position. sounds vaguely mobbish.
29 (49.2%)
The Hitman:  also has mob overtones
19 (32.2%)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #175: July 06, 2013, 08:11:03 PM »
He's hitting into some hard luck.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #176: July 06, 2013, 08:13:01 PM »
He was due for some regression. I'd be more than happy with a solid .270 ish batting average with decent pop and continued improved play with the glove(that play today was quite nifty and helped win us the game there at the end).

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #177: July 06, 2013, 09:13:38 PM »
He's still drawing the walks, though. Excellent eye; seems like he walks every game.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #178: July 07, 2013, 08:54:27 AM »
I really like Danny Espinosa, but I don't want to see him unless Rendon is hurt.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #179: July 07, 2013, 12:08:18 PM »
I really like Danny Espinosa, but I don't want to see him unless Rendon is hurt.


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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #180: July 07, 2013, 12:23:46 PM »
Danny's hittin good up in 'cuse. And that defense .... right in the feels

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #181: July 07, 2013, 12:54:11 PM »
Danny's hittin good up in 'cuse. And that defense .... right in the feels

What is his stat line? From what i understand he has had like two good games in a row. But i could be wrong i haven't seen any games or anything.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #182: July 07, 2013, 01:11:50 PM »
Thru July 4th:

The struggling Espinosa had three hits and scored twice in the second game to raise his average to .133.

Davey should be calling him up any day now...

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #183: July 07, 2013, 01:17:00 PM »
I believe he has multiple XBH lately too...

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #184: July 07, 2013, 01:19:34 PM »
Thru July 4th:

The struggling Espinosa had three hits and scored twice in the second game to raise his average to .133.

Davey should be calling him up any day now...
I believe he has multiple XBH lately too...

Yep

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #185: July 07, 2013, 01:20:20 PM »
He could maybe be a PH, but he should not be starting over Rendon any time soon.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #186: July 07, 2013, 01:23:55 PM »
Espinosa should be hitting above. 250 with a pretty good slugging % in AAA before he is even close to a call up

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #187: July 07, 2013, 01:28:03 PM »
Espinosa should be hitting above. 250 with a pretty good slugging % in AAA before he is even close to a call up traded.

FIFY

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #188: July 07, 2013, 01:48:53 PM »
Espinosa should be hitting above. 250 with a pretty good slugging % in AAA before he is even close to a call up

He should match his previous Triple A line: .295/.349/.463

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #189: July 07, 2013, 06:27:17 PM »
Espinosa should be hitting above. 250 with a pretty good slugging % in AAA before he is even close to a call up

...and less than 20% K...I keep thinking of the tie game, Nats at home, runner on 3B with one out. Lombo lifts a fly ball to LF. Nats win. In my mind, I replace Lombo with Espi (that's called a "thought experiment") and see Espi swing hard at a third strike low and outside.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #190: July 07, 2013, 06:31:44 PM »
i love this kid (rendon) and am perfectly happy to never see espi in a nats uniform again

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #191: July 07, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »
i love this kid (rendon) and am perfectly happy to never see espi in a nats uniform again

I'm there...  ;)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #192: July 07, 2013, 07:03:11 PM »
He's grinning less lately. I think it was kind of a nervous laughter kind of thing when he came up.

But the boy can play. If he stays healthy this year, Espi will be traded in the offseason.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #193: July 08, 2013, 12:19:35 AM »
He's grinning less lately. I think it was kind of a nervous laughter kind of thing when he came up.

But the boy can play. If he stays healthy this year, Espi will be traded in the offseason.

I think he reads this site and was saddened reading about 'playing the right way and not smiling while playing'. 

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #194: July 08, 2013, 12:25:42 AM »
I almost hope Espinosa is called up soon and gets consistent at bats just to piss off some people.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #195: July 08, 2013, 07:49:43 AM »
no. get out

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #196: July 08, 2013, 07:55:16 AM »
I almost hope Espinosa is called up soon and gets consistent at bats just to piss off some people.

If he can produce and there's a role for him, bring him up. Maybe he can be the utility guy. I don't care that he's a former starter. But I don't think he's beating out Rendon this year if the Grin stays healthy.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #197: July 08, 2013, 08:00:30 AM »
I almost hope Espinosa is called up soon and gets consistent at bats just to piss off some people.

Chief sss fan police wants the nats to tank :shock:

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #198: July 08, 2013, 08:27:26 AM »
Not 'shiney.

I almost hope Espinosa is called up soon and gets consistent at bats just to piss off some people.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #199: July 08, 2013, 09:33:48 AM »
Hopefully Espinosa can take some of Davey's advice adn get his swing back in order so he can replace Lombo as the primary backup middle infielder before he gets cut at the end of the year.