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#571537 - 02/18/17 03:30 PM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spor...or-a-hard-fall/

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Clearly not the sentimental type, Espinosa expressed few warm feelings for an organization that toggled him between shortstop and second base for most of his tenure ? except for 2015, when he played five different positions in a super-utility role ? and where something always seemed to be holding him back.
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#571578 - 02/18/17 10:24 PM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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He can gripe all he wants to, but the fact remains....The guy whiffs every 3rd AB and is a career Mendoza Line hitter. Buh-bye.
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#571665 - 02/20/17 07:30 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: hondo9]
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That would make a good band name.
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#573285 - 03/09/17 02:51 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: va_nats_fan]
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#573286 - 03/09/17 02:54 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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http://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-angels-danny-espinosa-20170307-story.html

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Espinosa?s glaring weakness: a career 3.77-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio, fueled by an NL-high 189 strikeouts in 2012 and 174 strikeouts in 601 plate appearances last season. On a new team that places a heavy emphasis on contact, Espinosa is making adjustments to lower that rate.

?We?ve already addressed it,? Angels hitting coach Dave Hansen said. ?It?s something he wants to get better at. He knows that?s the difference, because if he already has the pop, what?s not allowing him to use the pop consistently? That?s usually discipline around the plate.?

Hansen is working with Espinosa to refine his pre-pitch movements and path through the ball and to gain a better understanding of what pitches, in what zones, he can better handle.

?He?s trimmed down some of that swing,? Hansen said. ?It was a lot more violent than it is now.?
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#574719 - 03/24/17 04:27 PM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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http://collider.com/life-daniel-espinosa-interview/

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With Life now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with director Daniel Espinosa to talk about the film. If you?re not familiar with the sci-fi thriller, Life stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, and Hiroyuki Sanada and it revolves around the six-member crew of the International Space Station as they come into contact with the very first evidence of biological life on Mars: a small, single-celled organism. As they begin to research the specimen, however, this ?life? proves far more dangerous than they could have ever imagined. Life was written by Deadpool?s Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and produced by Skydance?s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.

During the interview Espinosa talked about how none of the characters in Life make dumb movie mistakes, what he learned in test screenings that impacted the finished film, the eight-minute opening shot, how he only shot with one camera and no second unit, the length of his early cuts on films like Easy Money, Safe House and Child 44, and more. In addition, after Espinosa revealed his first cut on Child 44 was 5 hours (!); we spent a lot of time talking about it. Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is what we talked about followed by the official synopsis and the Life red band trailer.
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