Friday open thread – 6/22/18

In the early days of baseball, everyone had a cool nickname – Old Hoss Radbourn, Three Finger Mordecai Brown, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, et al. Modern MLB seems to be lacking in this area and the Mets haven’t had any sort of lasting nickname since the 80s teams with Doc Gooden, Nails Dykstra and Mookie Wilson.  This floundering 2018 team has Thor and La Potencia but could use a few more, so here are suggestions:

Gopher Robles
OnceWas Reyes
China Doll Matz
Ferrari Cespedes (awesome, but often in the repair shop)

What else you got?

13 comments for “Friday open thread – 6/22/18

  1. Mike Walczak
    June 22, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Finding Nimmo
    We are Familia
    Super Whiff (Bruce)
    No Matz
    Matzah Ball
    Rock the Kaczmah
    Buck Fifty (Reyes)
    Mickey Mental

  2. June 22, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Dominic Smith is going to ask for a trade to the Rockies.

    5-11, 2 doubles and a triple in this series

    • Name
      June 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Why just Dom?

      Meso, Smith, Plawecki, Nimmo, Conforto, Rosario all had OPS of 1.000+
      Reyes, Bautista, Cabrera had 900+ OPS
      Only Flores and Frazier had sub 800 OPS

      • Chris F
        June 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

        Dont talk about Flores that way name. hes a star!!!!

        • TexasGusCC
          June 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm

          Not yet. He’s still getting up to speed for missing time. By August I’ll be asking you what size you want to Flores jersey.

          I thought of giving your Gump nickname, even wrote it, but Speedy was too tempting since Gonzalez wasn’t around to claim it.

          • Chris F
            June 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

            “getting up to speed”


            up to 1 WAR, 3 years from now

  3. TexasGusCC
    June 22, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Wondering how Callaway’s early bullpen usage of just playing matchups has affected the bullpen members…

    Yesterday I mentioned Home Run for Robles, since those are also his initials, although it came from Josh Lewin. Adding to that:
    Hot Air for Jay Bruce
    Gimpy for Asdrubal Cabrera
    DP for Kevin Plawecki
    Sunshine for Brandon Nimmo
    MASH for Juan Lagares
    Ice for Jacob DeGrom
    Speedy for Wilmer Flores
    ROOGY for Paul Sewald (Brian said it the other day)
    Slim for Dominic Smith
    Gas Man for Jacob Rhame
    Bulldog for Stephen Matz (Burt Hooton’s high school coach started calling him bulldog to keep him thinking toughness. It may work again)
    Casper for David Wright

    • Bob P
      June 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Cespedes was making a case to be the next Dr. K (when he was playing).

  4. Matt Netter
    June 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

    ROOGY is hysterical. Poor guy got demoted today. Btw, anyone notice the numbers Erik Goeddel is putting up for the Dodgers? Another Darren O’Day.

  5. Chris F
    June 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    just saw this:

    Cody Bellinger was taken in the 4th round of 2013 draft, 8 picks after Sandy’s Boys made their selection LJ Mazzilli

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