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This should be the last time they do this

Matt Barnes: "BARNESY"
Andrew Benintendi: "BENNY"
Mookie Betts: "MOOKIE"
Xander Bogaerts: "X-MAN"
Jackie Bradley Jr.: "JBJ"
Andrew Cashner: "CASH"
Michael Chavis: "CHIEF"
Rafael Devers: "CARITA"
Nathan Eovaldi: "NITRO"
Darwinzon Hernandez: "HERNANDEZ"
Brock Holt: "BH"
Brian Johnson: "BJ"
Sandy Leon: "NOAH"
J.D. Martinez: "FLACO"
Mitch Moreland: "2 - BAGS"
Steve Pearce: "PEARCE"
Dustin Pedrioa: "PEDEY"
Rick Porcello: "PORCELLO"
David Price: "X"
Eduardo Rodriguez: "EL GUALO"
Chris Sale: "THE CONDUCTOR"
Josh Taylor: "TAYLOR"
Sam Travis: "DR. CHILL"
Christian Vazquez: "COLO"
Marcus Walden: "WALDO"
Ryan Weber: "WEB"
Brandon Workman: "WORK"
 

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Yeah, I get what MLB is going for here, but I'm not sure "their usual name, but shorter or maybe with a Y on the end?" is all that great of a showcase for the players' personalities.
 

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This should be the last time they do this

Matt Barnes: "BARNESY"
Andrew Benintendi: "BENNY"
Mookie Betts: "MOOKIE"
Xander Bogaerts: "X-MAN"
Jackie Bradley Jr.: "JBJ"
Andrew Cashner: "CASH"
Michael Chavis: "CHIEF"
Rafael Devers: "CARITA"
Nathan Eovaldi: "NITRO"
Darwinzon Hernandez: "HERNANDEZ"
Brock Holt: "BH"
Brian Johnson: "BJ"
Sandy Leon: "NOAH"
J.D. Martinez: "FLACO"
Mitch Moreland: "2 - BAGS"
Steve Pearce: "PEARCE"
Dustin Pedrioa: "PEDEY"
Rick Porcello: "PORCELLO"
David Price: "X"
Eduardo Rodriguez: "EL GUALO"
Chris Sale: "THE CONDUCTOR"
Josh Taylor: "TAYLOR"
Sam Travis: "DR. CHILL"
Christian Vazquez: "COLO"
Marcus Walden: "WALDO"
Ryan Weber: "WEB"
Brandon Workman: "WORK"
Well at least it should be the last time the Red Sox do it, they're not a creative bunch. I did a quick scan and most teams have at least a couple amusing ones.
 

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Yeah, I get what MLB is going for here, but I'm not sure "their usual name, but shorter or maybe with a Y on the end?" is all that great of a showcase for the players' personalities.
NHL players: "you have a problem with this?"
 

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I tend to like the ones for the Tribe most years, but this year Shane Bieber's player's weekend name alone makes me a fan of the gimmick. And Carrasco's is pretty good.
 

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Oddest thing about the MFY nicknames: they're not all "Fuckface"
Funniest thing about the MFY nicknames: they included one for Ellsbury. Remember Ellsbury?

YANKEES
Miguel Andujar: "PAPÁ"
Dellin Betances: "DELLIN JAY"
Zack Britton: "WITH A K"
Luis Cessa: "KIKÉ"
Aroldis Chapman: "THE MISSILE"
Nestor Cortes Jr.: "HIALEAH KID"
Jacoby Ellsbury: "CHIEF"
Edwin Encarnacion: "RIVERA"
Mike Ford: "FORD"
Brett Gardner: "GARDNER"
Domingo German: "SUNDAY"
Chad Green: "GREENY"
Didi Gregorius: "SIR MJG"
J.A. Happ: "JDOT ADOT"
Aaron Hicks: "HICKSIE"
Kyle Higashioka: "HIGGY"
Jonathan Holder: "JOHNNY"
Aaron Judge: "BAJ"
Tommy Kahnle: "KING KAHN"
DJ LeMahieu: "BIG FUNDY"
Cameron Maybin: "SLIM"
Adam Ottavino: "BROOKLYN"
James Paxton: "BIG MAPLE"
Austin Romine: "RO"
CC Sabathia: "DUB"
Gary Sanchez: "KRAKEN"
Luis Severino: "PEÑA"
Giancarlo Stanton: "PARMIGIANCARLO"
Masahiro Tanaka: "MA-KUN"
Stephen Tarpley: "TARP"
Mike Tauchman: "TAUCH"
Gleyber Torres: "DE CARACAS"
Gio Urshela: "GIO"
Breyvic Valera: "BV"
 

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Well at least it should be the last time the Red Sox do it, they're not a creative bunch. I did a quick scan and most teams have at least a couple amusing ones.
Yeah, upon further review, this might just be one of those things the Red Sox don't excel at. Thanks, Dumbrowski.
 

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Some of the more creative ones:
Josh Phegley: "PTBNL"
Jerry Blevins: "JER-RY JER-RY JER-RY"
Mike Foltynewicz: "HIGH FOLTAGE"
Eric Thames: "PHONE HOME"
Miles Mikolas: "5280'S"
Kolten Wong: "THEWONGONE808"
Mike Leake: "DRIP"
Jedd Gyorko: "JERK-STORE"
Kristopher Negron: "NEGRON JAMES"
Shane Bieber: "NOT JUSTIN"
Seth Lugo: "QUARTERRICAN"
Jeff McNeil: "FLYING SQUIRREL"
Max Scherzer: "BROWN EYE"
Joey Gallo: "PICO DE GALLO"
Hunter Pence: "¯_(ツ)_/¯"
Tyler Glasnow: "BABY GIRAFFE"
Joey Votto: "WHO"
Scott Barlow: "SCOOTS McGOOTS"
Evan Marshall: "FORGETTING SARAH"
 

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Yeah, I get what MLB is going for here, but I'm not sure "their usual name, but shorter or maybe with a Y on the end?" is all that great of a showcase for the players' personalities.
Are you sure it's not a perfect showcase of some of these players' personalities?

I enjoy seeing some of the creative ones. I'm more curious to see who's changed their name from what they've used previously. That demonstrates personality, I think. If everyone keeps using the same nicknames each year, it gets progressively more boring each year.
 

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Oh but Darwinzon gets off without comment?
#rookieadvantage
I'd be willing to give guys like Darwinzon and Josh Taylor a pass as they may not have had any expectation of being around for players' weekend and thus didn't get to designate a nickname (pretty sure picking names is a pre-season thing), so they're stuck. But Porcello and Pearce have no excuse. They're just boring.
 

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I want to believe that Sandy Leon is called NOAH because he probably was on the Ark
 

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Quickly scrolling through the list, the only one I got a chuckle out of that hasn’t already been mentioned was:

Aaron Altherr: "A-A-RON"