Twins fan here. I'm just checking in to see how you all are treating the man of many talents, Michael Cuddyer. Apart from being an amazing magician (they're illusions, Michael) and pillar of any community, Michael Cuddyer is fun to cheer for as well. I realize that the consensus on this site is that signing him was like winning third place in a beauty pageant (Two organic Arrested Development jokes in as many sentences? What are the odds?), but again the consensus was that he was still desirable, even if his price tag was, all things considered, a bit of a turn-off. I hear you, that's pretty much the same reason we Minnesotans weren't devastated to see him go, even if he is helping you win a few more games than you would have with Street or Jurrjens or however you were going to allocate your resources.
It's been a month, people. Do you have a nickname for him yet? My two cents...after the jump!
If the answer is no, allow me to proffer the best my 11 years of cheering for him could muster: The Cuddler
Still has the Cuddles/Cuddly Bear vibe to it, but a nice homage to Batman and perhaps a more devious vibe to someone who comes off as maybe, just maybe a bit too wholesome.
Okay, I've spent enough time on your site to know that this kind of frivolty is looked down upon. So, thanks for reading and if I'm so bold as to post something devoid of statistical richness, I'll at least take time to say stuff like "your xBABIP article was neat" or something like that.
How likely are you to start calling Michael Cuddyer "The Cuddler"?
I'm photoshopping him into a Riddler costume already! (9 votes)
Dude, even at this altitude you're stinking up our blogosphere (25 votes)
34 total votes