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AL/NL Comeback Player of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KevinmH9, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    In the best interest of not interrupting the current baseball thread, and considering we've discussed ROY, MVP and Cy Young candidates, why not discuss who you all think is the "come back player of the year" in each league.

    At this moment, I have no idea who I'd even select for candidacy.
     
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    NL: Kerry Wood
     
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    OF Jody Gerut, Padres
     
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member


    Then why start a thread?
    Moran!
     
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Jermaine Dye should get some consideration. I also think Wood is a solid choice in the NL.
     
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Cliff Lee should be a candidate in the American League. He wasn't hurt, but he was so bad that the Indians demoted him to the minors and now he is a Cy Young candidate.

    Milton Bradley also deserves consideration. He blew out his knee in 2007, but he returned to have a career year.
     
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Dye had a down year in '07, but he didn't descend to nearly the same level of stink as Cliff Lee did.

    I agree that Wood is a solid choice in the NL.
     
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No doubter in the AL -- Cliff Lee. Cy Young AND Comeback Player of the Year. Guy got DEMOTED last year.

    Kerry Wood would be a fine choice in the NL.

    Under-the-radar guy in the NL could be Mike Lincoln. Middle reliever who hasn't pitched in the bigs since 2004, having a very fine year.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Forget candidate, he's a slam-dunk winner already. He won 14, 18 and 14 games from 2004-06 before falling into oblivion a year ago. And now he's back.
     
  10. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    To see what everyone else thought. I am not the only one on this board with an opinion on a single topic, Spnited. But if I had to make my predictions, I'd give it to Brad Lidge (NL) and Cliff Lee (AL). I'd also consider Mike Jacobs from the Marlins. He's kind of under-the-radar, but he has had a hell of a year in FLA.
     
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Ron Gant.

    oh sorry, old habit.
     
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    No argument with his credentials. Bradley isn't a bad one, either, but Lee would have my vote.

    Edit: KevinmH9 brings up a good one with Lidge in the NL.

    Danks has no business in this discussion. It's not a comeback if you hadn't ever had major-league success. Danks struggled a bit as a rookie in '07 (5.50 ERA) before putting together a very strong '08. It would be like giving the NL award to Edinson Volquez.
     
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