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Several times through the past few years, dating back to Batter’s Box Year 1 (!) we have played around with the idea of anagramatics … word-play using people's names to find full anagrams that describe them (or, more commonly, don't describe them, but in a funny way). For example, my personal anagramatic is Michael Doherty = Hey, I'm a Tech Lord. (Not!) You can see from that example that we can add in punctuation – apostrophes, whatever – wherever necessary.

Given all that, let’s meet some of the newest Blue Jays … several have many options!

For example, Octavio Dotel splits nicely into the unfortunate anagramatic …


“Violated Coot.” But we’re pretty sure the new bullpen meister wouldn’t care for that option, so how about the (frankly, even weirder) “I'd Love to Taco”? When did Mexican fast-food become a verb? A Health-conscious Dotel might want to “Avoid Toe Clot” but hopefully he won’t start a “Too Vocal Diet.”

We all hope Dotel's sinker will be an “Ace Divot Tool” as he proclaims, proudly, “I love to act, do.” If he earns Cy Young consideration this year – and wouldn’t that be nice? – we can, as only Torontonians could (and maybe now Phillie fans) recognize that he managed to “Toil a Doc Vote.” Does Dotel raise young fish as a hobby, promising, “I love a cod tot”? Is he too elderly and wizened to help the Jays, or will he scoff instead, “Too Old? Active!” Ideally, at the end of this season, Jays fans everywhere will simply agree that Dotel is, most simply, a real “To-do cat I love.”

Unusually, especially after the rich options from Dotel’s name, several other Jay newcomers don’t have much to offer – unless you can think of something meaningful for “Uh, Con Jar?” for Jon Rauch or can imagine new skipper John Farrell ordering Rauch to take a dive ("Fall, Herr Jon!”).

He’s not really “new,” but is Kyle Drabek a shy hunter, exclaiming, “Bye, dark elk!”? And you knew we had to ask … Marc Rzepczynski? Well … actually, we’d need more vowels to do much, but I suppose his hair could someday earn an anagramatic nickname, if he dyes it reddish and gets it poufed, then shows off his new pilot’s license (yeah, we’re stretching it now) as “Zinc Perm Sky Czar.”

Come now, Bauxites, surely you can do better?

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CeeBee - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:00 PM EST (#228914) #
Rajah Davis:
Java Radish- Gardening in the outfield in his spare time?
had visa jar- Must have known he was coming to Canada.
avid ash jar- Milwaukee bound?
Mick Doherty - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:19 PM EST (#228916) #

Isn't his first name Rajai???

That gives us the wonderfully questionable Diva is ajar (!)

CeeBee - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:21 PM EST (#228917) #
oops.... yes, I had just realized it and was trying to figure out some new ones with not much luck.
Matthew E - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:22 PM EST (#228918) #
Did you mean to type "Octoavio" and not "Octavio"?

I remember one anagram I found that I was very fond of: "Batter's Box" is a place where one comes to "absorb text".

More later.

Matthew E - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:29 PM EST (#228919) #
Never mind about the extra "o"; I see now that it wasn't propagated through the anagrams.
Mick Doherty - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:33 PM EST (#228920) #

Matthew -- what extra "o"???


(One has to be a good and careful speller when anagramming!)


Original Ryan - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:27 PM EST (#228923) #
Carlos Villanueva has a very appropriate anagram for a pitcher: Nuclear Vial Salvo.

Brett Lawrie also has an appropriate one: Atilt Brewer

Brian Jeroloman will apparently be traded to Seattle as a rent-a-player: Mariner Loan Job

Original Ryan - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 05:03 PM EST (#228928) #
Winston Abreu has some good ones:

Urbanise Town
Rainbow Tunes
Urban Townies
Won’t Use Brain (The anagram server was being mean with this one)
Bean Our Twins (Look out, Mauer!)
Bunion Waster (Fred Lewis could've used this last year)
Unto Bears Win (A Super Bowl prediction)
Ryan C - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 05:29 PM EST (#228931) #

Yunel Escobar has some good ones too:

He's a Useable Crony who will Relay Bounces and has an unfortunate Baloney Curse, but is it  Curable? Yes/No?  Time will tell.

Chuck - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 05:34 PM EST (#228933) #
Temporary hijack: BP weighs in on Jays' youngsters and, much to my surprise, JPA gets 5 stars.
Geoff - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 06:59 PM EST (#228937) #
Anthony Gose >    A Nosey Thong    /    Easy Thong? No    /    Thongs? Aye? No?    /   Song To Hyena   /   Heat? Go, Sonny.   /   Hogans Ye Not   /
                              They So Gonna   /   Snot Agony, Eh?   /   To Snag Honey   /   Gnats, Yen, Ooh...   /   Ooh.. Yen Angst   /   Sang, "Hey, On To... !"
                              Oh Tangy Ones   /   Shone To Yang   /   Gas, Honey? Not!   /   Neon Hot Gays   /   Oh, Gay Sonnet   /   Ahoy, Gents! No!

And sadly, should he leave us,

                            Tony Has Gone
Geoff - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 07:18 PM EST (#228939) #
Anagrams have divined how José Bautista had such a fortunate year last year: Be Ouija Stats. He must have asked the spirits how many home runs he would hit and then they made sure he hit that many.

Bautista does have supernatural power.

Or maybe : Just A Bias Toe is the explanation. His toe prefers home runs.

Baa... Jest is Out -- I kid

Jot It As Abuse

I Jab So Astute

Mike Green - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 07:51 PM EST (#228942) #
Alex Anthopoulos is unleash a tool pox or a soul hex platoon or (typically for a Montrealer) ooh, lox lust paean.
Mike Green - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 08:10 PM EST (#228943) #
Kevin Goldstein has always been very high on JPA, Chuck.  I cannot say much about this, seeing how much I liked Joel Collins. 
Alex Obal - Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 11:58 PM EST (#228947) #
Jonathan Paul Arencibia has a future on the grounds crew. He join tarpaulin cabana.
VBF - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 02:40 AM EST (#228949) #

The newly signed, simple spoken relief pitcher, Jonathan, pointed out the Rajah error first: "Can't Rajah. Uh, no."



Mike Green - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 09:48 AM EST (#228956) #
Sean Smith (aka Rally) who is rumoured to be working for the club knows of what he speaks:  this means
Geoff - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 10:03 AM EST (#228957) #
Felt like tackling a couple of the more difficult Jay names today

Marc Rzepczynski   is     Zen Pricks My Czar  /   Imps Cry, "Razz Neck!"  /   Zinc Perks My Czar 

Asher Wojciechowski   is   Wow! Hijack Ice Horses?

Mike Green - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 10:41 AM EST (#228960) #
Carlos Perez may make it to the Rogers Center, or at least incognito outside of it: Scalper Zero.  Antonio Jimenez may have a better chance of being an Argo: Join team in zone.
Ishai - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 11:22 AM EST (#228961) #
"I do love to act!" is more sensical than "I love to act, do." It's also pleasingly Victorian.

Matthew E - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 01:30 PM EST (#228965) #
One of the Jays' other new relievers has it stipulated in his contract that he's not to be cowardly when acting as a blacksmith; he's got an ANVIL VALOR CLAUSE. As a musician, he's not much of an instrumentalist, as he CRAVES A NULL VIOLA. On the other hand, as a singer, he's out of this world: he's got A LUNAR ELVIS VOCAL.
Matthew E - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 01:38 PM EST (#228966) #
And one of their  not-yet-mentioned minor-league signings, Chad Cordero, seems to be a Muslim; he adheres to the CHADOR CREDO.
Geoff - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 05:14 PM EST (#228986) #
Edwin left us in the offseason only to return again. What is he known for?

        Cocaine And Winner

Yikes. Surely he can manage something that sounds more G-rated.

        Acid Cannon Wiener

Hmm....nope. Try again

        Anew, Nicer, Nonacid

That sounds better.

        Weird Canine Canon

Funny. Amusing group of literature, to be sure.

        Once Inward Canine

Didn't know that about Edwin.

        Acne Niacin Wonder

The third B-vitamin to be discovered can help acne?

       Once Niacin Warden

He was a pharmacist of sorts?

       Dawn Air Innocence

That sounds really sweet.

       A New Cocain Dinner

Hold the phone.

       A Dance Coin Winner


       A Canine Cow Dinner

?? ewww....

       A Rad Innocence Win


       Nine New On Cardiac


       Nine Cow Arcade Inn

Sounds like a fun place to stop. Take Edwin Encarnacion to the "New Coin Arcade Inn".
Mike Green - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 05:21 PM EST (#228987) #
My name gives either Lame Cheering or Male Cheering.  It looks like I am going to have either diversify my kibitzing or my company when I am at the Rogers Centre.

Dickie Thon Junior gives the classic command to a manager frustrated with a reliever- Hook, Indict, Injure.  Maybe Junior will follow in the footsteps of Earl Weaver rather than his dad. 

Matthew E - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 07:22 PM EST (#228994) #
The coolest anagram I can get out of my own name is LEMMA WITH STEEL, which pleases the math major in me. Unfortunately, the one that flows the best is I AM THE WET SMELL.
Mike Green - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 07:54 PM EST (#228996) #
Eric Thames has had injury issues so Mister Ache seems appropriate.  John Tolisano will evidently have a no-trade clause with one team on it- Not Join Halos.  Kevin Ahrens was smaller than expected- I even shrank. Darin Mastroianni is quick, but has trouble with beginnings- a damn raisin intro or a damn simian intro (perhaps because he doesn't get the right drink before the music starts- no martinis, a nadir).
Original Ryan - Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 08:21 PM EST (#228997) #
Jo-Jo Reyes has just one anagram result -- Jeer Joy So.  Even Fu-Te Ni has more results than that (four).

Dave Rutt - Friday, January 21 2011 @ 02:38 PM EST (#229023) #
My name only has one anagram that really works cohesively (and unfortunately): turd i'd vat
CeeBee - Friday, January 21 2011 @ 02:56 PM EST (#229025) #
Over 10,000 to choose from for yours truly, Charles Barkman.... wow.
Ramshackle barn.... yeah, I'm an old country fellow.
Shaman bar clerk or one I like better- shaman bra clerk. :)
ran black harems.... hmmmmm
and herbal scam nark....Bonds would not like that much.
Original Ryan - Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 12:05 PM EST (#229230) #
The anagrams for the new guys aren't very good, sadly.

Mike Napoli:

Manlike Poi
E-Mail Pinko
I Lame Pinko

Juan Rivera:

Java Run Ire
Alex Obal - Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 03:25 PM EST (#229275) #
I, Maple Ikon?
Mike Green - Monday, January 24 2011 @ 06:21 PM EST (#229348) #
I am on kelp?  Between the kelp and the koi, it looks like Napoli ought to have been traded to the Mariners or the Marlins.
vw_fan17 - Monday, January 24 2011 @ 08:17 PM EST (#229352) #
I'm assuming that these are all "hand-generated" anagrams? Using an anagram generator, I can see a few good ones for Mr. Napoli.

For instance:
Maple (Leaf) I Oink
Make lion pi
Man like poi
For the artistic side:
A poem I link


Mike Green - Tuesday, January 25 2011 @ 09:17 AM EST (#229369) #
Some better ones, I think.

Mike Napoli is not worried about the powder blue unis- I'm OK in pale.   And watch out, Tina Fey- "I, Palin; Me, OK".

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