Best New Guy Nickname
Maurer Power — Brandon Maurer
The Kansas City Royals brought in three players at the trade deadline not named Brandon Maurer.
According to the Kansas City Star’s Maria Torres, those three chose the following nicknames:
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I have always loved “Melkman” as a nickname for Cabrera. The only thing better is when people dress up as actual milkmen for games.
But Maurer gets the nod here, because we’ve already had a full season in 2011 of the Melk Man thing.
When it comes to nicknames, alliteration is absolutely amazing, as is the ability to rhyme. So, with a tinge of recency bias (and because Buchter didn’t steer into the skid and use Butcher), the award goes to Maurer Power.