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The Tiger’s Rick Porcello is dominating. We need a nickname.

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I don’t want to toot my own horn, but…I TOLD YOU SO!

Over a month ago, I wrote an article claiming Rick Porcello would make strides towards becoming the Tiger’s staff ace by the end of 2009. At the time, he was an average 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA and not particularly impressive peripheral stats. Still, I was so awed by his veteran poise, devastating sinkerball, and ability to get out of jams, that I didn’t hesitate to say he’d get better, much better.

Well the 6’5″, 200 pound, youngster has improved markedly. After a couple of rough starts in April, he’s won five in a row, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by a 20-year-old since the New York Met’s Doc Gooden did it in 1984 and 1985. Porcello’s next start will likely come on June 2 against the Boston Red Sox.

If he wins, we’re going to need a nickname.

How about “Porcellomania?”

No, something about it just doesn’t have that zazz, that ring, that Fernandomania feel.


That’s already taken, but it could work.

A catchy movement to summarize Porcello’s domination should probably come from his last name. All the good ones do.

Detroit Tiger’s fans, it’s time to bust out your cellos, bring them to Comerica or wherever he’s pitching, and play slow, mournful music as the opposition falls one-by-one. Hey, it’s something.

Porcello has 1/3 as many wins as his age.What am I doing?

For a scouting report on Porcello and what he pitches, click here.


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  1. Weird, I thought I was posting this.

    Andres Vazquez

    May 29, 2009 at 8:06 am

  2. How about “The Instrument” I really like the simplicity behind it and it sticks to the musical part of his name. I also thought about “The Instrument of Anguish” which is a little bit more cool but might be less memorable because of the length.

    Andres Vazquez

    May 29, 2009 at 8:09 am

  3. Both aren’t bad. I might prefer the simplicity of “the Instrument.”


    May 29, 2009 at 10:27 am

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