Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Comeback Players of the Year Announced

And the winners are? Tim Hudson of the Braves for the NL and Francisco Liriano of the Twins for the AL. This Fan can't quibble with the AL choice although it's a bit odd for a 26 year old guy finally reaching his promise as a starter as a comeback choice. But if you go by him being horrible in 2009 and great in 2010, the Fan can at least get that.

But Tim Hudson has always been very good and he was very good this year after losing a year to injury. To this writer, that isn't a comeback player. That's a return player. A comeback player is a guy who stunk for a while and then came back strong and unexpectedly. A number of players fit that bill much better than Hudson.

Oh well, there will be all kinds of awards announced and most of them will be argued. This is just the first one.

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

Unless it's a requirement that you had to play the previous season, Colby Lewis should have been a slam dunk for the AL, IMO.