Carlos Carrasco was traded along with Francisco Lindor to the Mets on Thursday. It’s the biggest deal of the offseason — involving some big-time talent and, most importantly, some big-time nicknames. Lindor is known as Mr. Smile because, well …
And Carrasco is known as Cookie.
Why Cookie? Well, it’s not that complicated. Teammate Chris Perez caught the pitcher eating cookies in the clubhouse back in 2011. Cookies and milk, to be exact. Because you can’t really have one without the other.
Chris Perez saw me eating cookies in 2011 and started calling me Cookie! https://t.co/AhWbBGI7Vd
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Fortunately for Carrasco, the Mets are a very cookie-friendly organization. The team has a literal cookie club, where they hang out and eat tons of cookies. And Citi Field is host to Cookie DŌ — a concession that dumps a bunch of cookie dough into a cup for you. Heaven, for a man named Cookie.
I had DŌ cookie dough last night at Citi Field, and I’m still lowkey shook about it. pic.twitter.com/yYH6MSMkf5
— Missy Perez (@missyperez) April 19, 2017
Matt Monagan is a writer for MLB.com. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Peña news.