Jack-In-A-Box wrote:Zito for comeback player of the year? Where was he last year? Did he get hurt and miss major time? No. He just stunk. That would almost be embarrassing trying to explain how he won that award.. The award that he would put next to the Cy young.
1. A return to formerly enjoyed status or prosperity: The film star made an unexpected comeback.
2. A return to popularity: Wide ties are making a comeback this year.
Zito last year: 4.48 ERA/1.39 WHIP/.263 BAA
Zito this year: 3.49 ERA/1.16 WHIP/.214...near ace numbers.
He's returned to his former status of being one of the game's better pitchers. Who said that the comeback award had to be given to a player that was injured the last year? It can be given to someone who's come back with a better season. In fact, that's what it means, only that many players that come back had bad years due to injuries.
I agree with slomo that Griffey is still a household name and would win in a poll.