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No. 1 in the Race for Rendon


As of last night, I believe we now have the worst record in the MLB -- and the way Baltimore has been playing since Showalter was hired, we might just run away and hide with this thing. And personally, that doesn't bother me at this point. Next year I expect to see at least a modest improvement in our record, but this year I'm content to see our young core players do well.

In the meantime, I'm perfectly willing to forgo a few wins in the short term if it puts us in position to take Rendon, who would be the perfect right-handed complement to Alvarez for a long time. And since his swing has fewer holes than Alvarez's, I expect him to be fast-tracked to the majors. Two years from now, I envision a lineup of Rendon, Alvarez, Walker, Tabata, McCutchen, Milledge/Jones and Sanchez, plus whatever shortstop we develop or acquire by then. Throw in the emergence of any one or two of the many interesting arms we've stockpiled in the minors, and this suddenly becomes a very interesting team.

But Rendon is the key. He's another Alvarez-type elite talent, and it's worth a few embarrassing losses to have a guy like that around.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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