Now that time keeps on marching on for the New York Mets, we’re starting to realize just how much some players mirror their nicknames.
By Robby Sabo
Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Bartolo Colon – these are the five individuals who make up the best starting pitching group in Major League Baseball.
These five youngsters (minus Colon, obviously) bring together the nastiest combined stuff in all the land.
They are the heartbeat of the New York Mets and the very essence for why this organization is setup for the next decade.
Thus, it’s only natural each is bestowed a nickname.
As far as position players are concerned, there’s one true nickname already fully entrenched.
You already know most. In fact, same fans identify more with the nickname on a consistent basis. As far as their birth names are concerned, that often plays second-fiddle.
Today, we breakdown each of these nicknames and to what extent each player resembles their given character.