The Comeback Player of the Year Award: the one award you never want to have to be a candidate for and, if you are, the award you never want to win twice.
Major League Baseball has announced its Comeback Players of the year: Casey McGehee of the Marlins and Chris Young of the Mariners.
McGehee took the go-away-and-then-return route to winning the award, spending last year with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. This year he was excellent, hitting .287 with 29 doubles, four home runs, 76 RBI and 56 runs scored. Young didn’t pitch at all in the majors in 2013 but came back to go 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA over 30 games.
Good job guys. Here’s hoping you’re never serious candidates for the award again.