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Tigers 40-man roster names as anagrams

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Yes, this is goofy, but it’s also delightful.

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There are few things on this earth I enjoy more than a good play on words. For me, the almighty pun reigns supreme in terms of the best type of wordplay, but high on the list is the anagram.

For those unfamiliar (and you’ll figure it out pretty quickly down below), an anagram uses the letters in a word or name in order to create a new word or phrase. In this post, the idea for which we aren’t too proud to admit we stole from Twinkie Town, we’re going to see what kind of anagrams we get from the names on the Tigers’ 40-man roster and if any of them perhaps bode well for the season ahead.

First things first, let’s get into the smallest group, the catchers:

Grayson Greiner - Yearning Rogers (oh dear!)
Wilson Ramos - Marlins Woos (depends what they’re offering, can we have their GM?)
Jake Rogers - Rage Jokers (not a nice name for the fans...)

Then onto the infield:

Miguel Cabrera - Arguable Crime (you mean putting him at first?)
Jeimer Candelario - This one broke the generator, it wouldn’t give me anything!
Harold Castro - Doctoral Rash (might want to get that looked at.)
Willi Castro - Social Twirl (poor Willi has some tremendously NSFW anagram options)
Niko Goodrum - Doom King Our (I choose to read this as Our Doom King which is epic)
Isaac Paredes - Escapade Airs (fancy!)
Jonathan Schoop - Japan Hooch Snot (I... I don’t even know)
Zack Short - Tzar Shock

And of course the outfield:

Akil Baddoo - Boa Load Kid (snakes! Maybe?!)
Daz Cameron - Amazed Corn (Daz might have some of the best. Macron Daze! A Czar Demon!)
Robbie Grossman - Basing Sombrero (not a Golden Sombrero, I hope.)
Derek Hill - Killed Her (oh dear, perhaps Held Liker is better?)
JaCoby Jones - Acne Jobs Joy
Nomar Mazara - A Ma Man Razor
Victor Reyes - Recovery Sit (hopefully not a sign of an IL stint.)
Christin Stewart - Thwarts Inciters (no bench brawls for Christin.)

And last but not least, our biggest crew, the pitchers!

Tyler Alexander - A Rally Extender (I sure hope so!)
Matthew Boyd - Bat Mowed Thy (I really don’t know, but bat mowed sounds good)
Beau Burrows - Bureau Brows
José Cisnero - Score Joins (that doesn’t bode well.)
Alex Faedo - Deaf Ale Ox (sounds like a great beer.)
Buck Farmer - Framer Buck (not a big difference but appreciate the nod to command)
Michael Fulmer - A Merciful Helm
Kyle Funkhouser - Heroes Flunk Yuk (oh no.)
Rony García - Crayon Rag
Bryan Garcia - A Bargain Cry (love a good, cheap cry)
Joe Jiménez - Jeez Me Join (Joe had almost NOTHING available)
Alex Lange - Angle Axle (sounds like a cool pitch)
Matt Manning - Tang Man Mint
Casey Mize - Ace Size My (putting the ace in Casey!)
Daniel Norris - Ordain Liners (rather than ordaining them could we not give them up?)
Franklin Pérez - Prank Lifer Zen
Tarik Skubal - Balk Air Tusk
Gregory Soto - Ego Got Sorry
Spencer Turnbull - Bullpen Currents (kind of fun that “bullpen” was the top pick)
José Ureña - A June Sore (not a great sign for summer)
Joey Wentz - Zen Wet Joy (what?!)

For the record, the best one for my name is Layman Cleans Hen. If you’re keen to try your own name, you can use the generator here.