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Comeback Players of the Year

Oct 07 2005 03:42 PM

AL - Giambi
NL - Griffey Jr.



Oct 07 2005 03:44 PM

Bleh. Not an award I care about, really; I didn't even bother to vote. Roids or not, Giambi did make a helluva comeback. And I don't see how you can argue with Griffey. I guess they're both fine by me.

Willets Point
Oct 07 2005 03:45 PM


Frayed Knot
Oct 07 2005 03:51 PM

Always fun when a guy makes a great comeback while consistantly refusing to tell us what he's coming back from.

Oct 07 2005 03:53 PM

Many people have argued that Bob Wickman, untainted by roids, deserved it in the AL.

Oct 07 2005 03:54 PM

All these awards are bullshit, who in 8 to 10 years will remember the MVP's let alone the "comeback" players.

Oct 07 2005 03:58 PM

>>>AL - Giambi<<<

The player who overcame the greatest obstacles bbbyyy. Give me a break.

Edgy DC
Oct 07 2005 04:09 PM

This was from online voting, right?

Oct 07 2005 05:07 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
This was from online voting, right?
Yeah. Sadly the MFY fans can work computers now

Oct 07 2005 05:49 PM

if those idiots can use them, anyone can.

Oct 07 2005 06:01 PM

they really need to work harder on developing idiot-proof computers.

that'll keep the yankee fans offa online votings.

Oct 07 2005 09:35 PM

Griffey had a good year, granted, but Floyd was ripped off.
Their numbers were very similar aside from the .273/.301 average.
Floyd had 60 more at bats then Griff.
Floyd played in 150 games. Griffey only 128.
And who came thru more for their team?
Who came up bigger?

Giambi? No comment.

(PS: I really have no idea how Griffs performance factored into Red wins, but still,....Floyd!)

Frayed Knot
Oct 08 2005 09:33 AM

="metirish"]All these awards are bullshit, who in 8 to 10 years will remember the MVP's let alone the "comeback" players.

MVPs, ROYs and CYs are remembered. The Comeback player "awards" are more trivial novelties because they depend on a downturn just to make it possible.
It's a bit like the notion that Ali was the greatest boxer ever because of his winning the heavyweight title 3 times. No, that merely means he was defeated twice en route (even though you can argue that one wasn't his "fault").

Likewise, the Floyd vs Griffey choice reflects not this year's accomplishments so much it does this year as an improvement over last.

Oct 08 2005 09:41 AM

Great comments about the Comback Player Of The Year from sports talk radio.

A few hosts were all "Well I guess we are supposed to CARE about this now?"

And a few hosts seemed to be under the impression that it was for the entire MLB and arguing Giambi VS Griffey

You know I should set up an A-P So You Want To Be A Sports Talk Radio Host thread as a companion to the Sports Writer thread we have


Oct 08 2005 10:43 PM

Next year it will be Beltran.