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Astros reliever Hector Rondon pitches better

We had a Hector Rondon appearance out of the Astros bullpen! There is only so much you can determine from spring training stats. Unfortunately, the Astros will need to make a decision for the temporary first baseman from spring trading stays. The battle is between J.D. Davis, A.J....
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
4 days ago

Rondon dealing with fatigue, throws bullpen

Veteran reliever Hector Rondon, who's appeared in only one Grapefruit League game this spring, threw in the bullpen on Friday afternoon with pitching coach Brent Strom watching closely.
Via Astros.com
11 days ago

Astros sign RP Hector Rondon to two-year deal

The Astros have agreed to terms with free-agent righty Hector Rondon, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (on Twitter). Rondon, an Octagon client, was non-tendered by the Astros earlier this month. He’ll give Houston an arm with closing experience to help fortify the back of the bullpen.More to come. The Astros have agreed to terms with free-agent righty Hector Rondon, reports...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo gave a naked speech before Game 7 of World Series to fire up Cubs

The Cubs became only the sixth team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series, and a passionate pregame speech from first baseman Anthony Rizzo may have been a big reason why.Rizzo, one of the clubhouse leaders, did his best to fire up the team before Game 7 of the World Series, and didn’t even need any clothes to do so. We’ve now learned that Rizzo used his bare skin and...
Via The Sports Daily
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Hector Rondon Is Breaking FIP

It requires but a single digit to understand how good Wade Davis has been over the last couple years. Scan the ERA column for this year or last, and the first thing with which you’re greeted is the number zero. You can stop right there. After the zero, the other digits don’t matter. For all intents and purposes, an ERA of 0.34 is the same thing as an ERA of 0.76 is the same thing...
Via Fangraphs
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs joke about intentionally stealing saves from Rondon

The Chicago Cubs have by far the best record in baseball at 24-6. With 24 wins in just 30 games, one might assume their closer would be at or near the top of the league in saves. Such is not the case for Cubs reliever Hector Rondon, and his teammates are loving every second of it. Rondon is tied for 12th in the National League with just six saves on the season. Veteran catcher David...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: why Hector Rondon is an elite closer

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most talented teams in the MLB. The abundance of youth and veteran leadership has made them a difficult team to play against. As a result, the Cubs are clearly one of the favorites to win the 2016 World Series. Ultimately on a team like this, many players will be overlooked; there’s only so much hype to go around. One of the most, if not the most,...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Rondon a Regrettable But Understandable Rule 5 Loss for the Tribe

The Cleveland Indians have found themselves relatively unharmed and unaided by the Rule 5 draft process that has operated in some form for nearly the entirety of the organization’s existence. One of the few notable names to go on to success after being selected is right-handed reliever Hector Rondon, who spent the majority of the 2015 season working as the closer for the Chicago...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen emerging as a strength for the 2015 campaign

It is said that pitching wins championships in October. More specifically, quality and depth in the bullpen has proven to be the tipping point between playoff teams and championship teams. Last year, the Giants had the sixth-ranked bullpen for the regular season and the best bullpen in the playoffs, with a 2.11 ERA in 64 innings en route to their third title in five seasons. Similarly...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Hector Rondon proving he is more than capable

In 2009, Hector Rondon was named the minor league pitcher of the year in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was poised to have an even better year heading into 2010, but then his career took a turn for the worst. After Rondon made seven starts to begin the 2010 season, he was sidelined with soreness in his elbow, and was then advised to have Tommy John surgery after the injury...
Via isportsweb.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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