2018 Mets Players Weekend Jerseys: same design, new nicknames and a bit of a mess

The Players Weekend jerseys are out – I am VERY disappointed these are the same designs as last year.  There are only three nicknames available on the various shopping websites and they are…

“ALMOST GONE”  – really?  What did you make, two of them?  They  aren’t almost gone, or more likely don’t even exist yet.  Please.

$225 is a bad way to get kids into a sport.

And lets take a closer look at this…look a the quality control.   Why are the replicas a different color, and why does the Mets script look different?   That’s not really ROYAL blue, it’s more of that electric blue we saw in the late 1970s merch.  Fine, but inconsistent.

I also find it interesting that it will cost you $50 extra on an authentic to get a name put on.  At least on the $120 electric blue replicas they are no additional charge.

And can we please not do white lettering.  It looks AWFUL on jerseys.

No Thor? No JDG?  We’re going with Todd Block Frazier and his 6-something OPS, Conforto and a guy released by the Braves?  Wow.

The caps are a new design this year.  I like them.  I don’t $36 like them but I like them.

Here are the nicknames…I will comment those in a post soon, but of course these jerseys got released on a day where I have to Actually Work (TM)

Tyler Bashlor: “BASH”
Jose Bautista: “JOEYBATS”
Jerry Blevins: “JER-RY JER-RY JER-RY”
Jay Bruce: “BRUUUCE”
Yoenis Cespedes: “LA POTENCIA”
Michael Conforto: “SCOOTER”
Travis d’Arnaud: “LIL d”
Jacob deGrom: “deGROM”
Phillip Evans: “BARREL”
Wilmer Flores: “CATIRE”
Todd Frazier: “TODDFATHER”
Robert Gsellman: “G-MAN”
Luis Guillorme: “LUISMI”
Austin Jackson: “A-JAX”
Juan Lagares: “ANGELO”
Steven Matz: “MATZY”
Jeff McNeil: “JT”
Devin Mesoraco: “ROCKO”
Rafael Montero: “MONTERO”
Brandon Nimmo: “NIMMS”
Corey Oswalt: “OZ”
Kevin Plawecki: “PLAW DAWG”
AJ Ramos: “JUNIOR”
Jose Reyes: “LA MELAZA”
Jacob Rhame: “RHAMROD”
T.J. Rivera: “T-BUTTA”
Amed Rosario: “EL NIÑO”
Paul Sewald: “PAULIE”
Drew Smith: “SMITTY”
Anthony Swarzak: “T-SWEEZY”
Noah Syndergaard: “THOR”
Jason Vargas: “VARGY”
Bobby Wahl: “PEANUT”
Zack Wheeler: “WHEELS”
David Wright: “D-DUB”

And finally – “NICKNAME” is a better nickname that TODDFATHER

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