• Adam

    hasn’t the “big three” been used already? as good as hudson, mulder, and zito were for a few years, i have higher hopes for our guys (especially considering the current performance of previous “big three”). while the “three amigos” is a little silly and “generation trey” is downright stupid, i still think we can do better. don’t take the easy way out and use lame or recycled nicknames, you guys are better than that.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Lame nickname?!?! We’ve been calling them the Big Three for months. We even sold a whole bunch of t-shirts based on that one. Lame nickname, indeed.

    • NYFan50

      Ben: I am loathe to criticize anything you guys do because I love this blog and I’m here 50 times a day. However, I will say that Adam has a point that the nickname “The Big Three” was used previously in regards to the A’s pitchers (and quite a lot). It’s not “lame”, but it isn’t original either. It wouldn’t be a terribly bad idea to come up with something else that hasn’t yet been used.

    • Adam

      ben, i am sorry, but you misunderstood my use of “lame”. “lame” was referring to the “three amigos”, which it clearly is. i used the word “recycled” to refer to the “big three”, which it also clearly is.

      by the way, i love the nickname “the big three”, and i own a “save the big three” t-shirt which i wear proudly, but don’t our guys deserve a little originality? we might as well just call them hudson-mulder-zito v2.0.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        Oooh! In that case, all is forgiven. I had forgotten about the Zito/Mulder/Hudson nickname. I hope the Yanks’ Big Three manage to last a bit longer than those guys.

  • Count Zero

    I still prefer “The Holy Trinity” but probably just because it appeals to my essentially blasphemous nature.

    In reality though, I don’t really care if they call themselves “Larry, Mo and Curly” if they pitch us into the playoffs. ;-)

    Nineteen more days…

  • Ivan

    Besides the three Amigos just sounds corny

  • Guiseppe Franco

    All I can say is that “Three Amigos” is far better than the stupid “Generation Trey” that Michael Kay gave them.

    That idiot George King started calling them “Generation Trey” as well.

    Talk about stupid.

    • Adam

      actually, joel sherman came up with “generation trey”, and kay stole it because he erroneously reads the ny post and not river ave. blues.

  • Armand Castro

    how about calling them like the “K-Force” or something.. that sounds badass.. too bad CMW can’t join in on that.. he’s more of a “GDPower”.. good god i’m so lame

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Haha. GDPower and Associates.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        Rather, GBPower and Associates

        • Count Zero

          Ha! Now that’s funny.

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  • Rob From NY

    GBPower and Associates is AMAZING! Since Wanger is still the #1 for a time that has to be the name for those 4 guys.

    • Armand Castro

      yep gotta love that one!! let’s go with that!!!

  • eric from morrisania

    The Original Trilogy.

    Phil is A New Hope.
    Joba is The Empire Strikes Back.
    IPK is Return of the Jedi.

    We are the Evil Empire. And, our “Big Three” (Phil, Joba, IPK) predates Boston’s “Big Three” (Garnett, Pierce, Allen). Hence, we’re the “original” trilogy. Plus, you gotta love a nickname that spawns three more nicknames.


    Triple Crown
    Third Bass
    Straight Cash Homey
    Three Guns for New York

    But, my real favorite:
    The Triumvirate