New Red Sox Nicknames for 2015

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We're at that lull in the off season where it's time to shake it up.

We've got a new clan to anoint with nicknames for this season. Thought I'd get it rolling with some suggestions. These are easy to remember and fit within the type of nicknames that run throughout baseball. We already have Vic, Pedy, Papi, Buch, Nap, XMan, JBJ, Taz, etc. Here's my favs:

Wade Miley - Wiley

Rick Porcello - Rickers

Ryan Hanigan - Hanny

Pablo Sandoval - Panda*

Hanley Ramirez - HanRam*

Anthony Vavaro - Vav or Tony V

Rusney Castillo - Missile

Justin Masterson - Slingblade

Christian Vazquez - Vaz

Joe Kelly - Doc

Henry Owens - Hank or Beast

Zeke Spruill - Z