As Schulman noted, this is not the more prestigious Comeback Player of the Year Award that has been given by The Sporting News since 1965, but he expects Posey to win that one too. Why the MLB decided to muddy the waters by having their own separate award and vote, I don't know (OK, I do know, Dough-For-MLB).
Also, Schuman wrote:
The big prize for Posey would be NL Most Valuable Player, which will be announced Nov. 15.Also, Haft wrote:
Posey is the first Giants player to earn the Comeback Player honor since Major League Baseball instituted its award in 2005. Three Giants have been named Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News: Left-hander Mike McCormick in 1967 for his Cy Young Award-winning season, first baseman Willie McCovey in 1977 for hitting 28 home runs at age 39, and Joe Morgan in 1982, when he hit .289, a 49-point increase over the previous year.ogc thoughts
Medlen? Sure, he had a great season, but he didn't really have anything to come back from, his first two seasons were good but nothing compared to a starting catcher's first season, great hitting, plus leading his team to a World Series championship in 2010 like Posey.
LaRoche, I can buy, but again, given what Posey had to overcome PLUS his position PLUS how he outperformed what he did before, really, these three voters should have their voting privileges revoked, much like I think Hall of Fame voters who just don't get that Willie Mays is a Hall of Famer should have lost their vote as well.
Congrats to Posey, hopefully he can celebrate at the plate tonight!!!