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Twinkie Town’s annual Twins roster anagrams

Nordic Kong and A Naked Meat

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I’ve been doing this post for a few years now, and its always fun—I don’t remember where I stole the idea from, probably another SBNation site, since several of them do similar projects.

The idea here is really simple, I take the name of each player on the Twins’ forty man roster, and run it through the Internet Anagram Server. Then I pick one of my favorites from the options. It will usually be one that involves fewer and longer words, but not always. I’m aiming for humor here, but sometimes there just aren’t good options, as you might see. I’m also trying to repeat previous years, but I’m not bothering to actually look up what I used.

And in case you forgot, an anagram is where you rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to form a new word or phrase. For example, “Derek Falvey” can become “Very deaf elk.”

With no further ado, here is the 40-man roster, as it stands today

Jorge Alcala: La Jag Oracle

Shaun Anderson: No Harassed Nun

Jordan Balazovic: Czar Via Old Banjo

Jose Berrios: Sore Job Rise

Dakota Chalmers: Cathedrals Amok

Edwar Colina: Weird Canola

Alex Colome: Max Loco Eel

Randy Dobnak: Any Dork Band

Tyler Duffey: Fry Ye Fluted

Jhoan Duran: Hound An Jar

J.A. Happ: There are no results

Kenta Maeda: A Naked Meat

Bailey Ober: Ye Ole Rabbi

Michael Pineda: Child Pee Mania

Hansel Robles: Hell Baroness

Taylor Rogers: Or Gyros Later

Matt Shoemaker: The Mom Karates

Devin Smeltzer: Mr Livened Zest

Cody Stashak: Toad Sky Cash

Caleb Thielbar: Ethical Rabble

Lewis Thorpe: Whistle Rope

Willians Astudillo: Salad Wilt Illusion

Mitch Garver: Right Mr Cave

Ryan Jeffers: Fans Jeer Fry

Ben Rortvedt: TV Robe Trend

Luis Arraez: A Rural Size

Travis Blankenhorn: Rental Varnish Knob

Josh Donaldson: Odd Johns Salon

Nick Gordon: Nordic Kong

Jorge Polanco: Polar Cone Jog

Miguel Sano: Enigma Soul

Andrelton Simmons: Monster Mandolins

Byron Buxton: Onyx Bunt Bro

Jake Cave: Jack Eave

Gilberto Celestino: Legit Beer Colonist

Kyle Garlick: Kick Gallery

Max Kepler: Mark Expel

Alex Kirilloff: Fix Like Floral

Brent Rooker: Tenor Broker

Nelson Cruz: No Zen Curls

Bonus: Here are the non-roster players in Spring Training

Andrew Albers: Brawn Dealers

Charlie Barnes: Chair Enablers

Danny Coulombe: Lamb Conned You

Luke Farrell: Free All Lurk

Ian Hamilton: National Him

Griffin Jax: Far Fig Jinx

Derek Law: Walk Deer

Juan Minaya: Um Ya A Ninja

Glenn Sparkman: Gnarl Spank Men

Brandon Waddell: Bald Wonderland

David Banuelos: Undo Advisable

Caleb Hamilton: Meatball Chino

Tomas Telis: Moist Tales

Royce Lewis: Screwy Ole I

Tzu-Wei Lin: Wiz In Lute

JT Riddle: There are no results

Andrew Romine: Randier Women

Keon Broxton: Born Token Ox

Trevor Larnach: Ranch Rat Lover

Rob Refsnyder: Dry Sober Fern

Let us know which ones are your favorites, in the comments, or come up with some of your own!