A-Rod Should Have Won the Comeback Player of the Year Award, Hands Down
Huffington Post - over 2 years
There's a reason the Comeback Player of the Year Award comes out long before the Cy Youngs and the MVPs, even before the Gold Glove awards. After all, it's an awfully boring award. This year's winners, of course, are Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers and Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. Rest assured, both did have great comebacks. Both were sidelined last year by injuries, and both came back this season as two of the most dominant players in baseball. Fielder hit .305 and had 23 home runs; Harvey, who went on to pitch a solid postseason, put together a sub-three ERA and struck out 188 batters in 189 innings. But is that all that interesting? As is usually the case with the award, two really good players played really well a year after they got hurt. It happens quite often, and while it is undoubtedly impressive, it's not all that meaningful. But this year, the award could have been. By all measures -- impact, significance, and yes, numbers -- this year's award should have g...
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