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AL Comeback Player of the Year finalists announced

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Who will win the award?

Jim Thome
64
69%
Magglio Ordonez
7
8%
Corey Patterson
3
3%
Curt Schilling
9
10%
Frank Thomas
9
10%
Rafael Soriano
1
1%
 
Total votes : 93

AL Comeback Player of the Year finalists announced

Postby byfrcp » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:00 pm

Who's going to win and why?
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Postby tianyi86 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:48 pm

Jim Thome hands down. The perennial power hitting allstar who many gave up on in fantasy and also some in real life, came back with probably his most all around year.

Think of Jim Thome's comeback just as Jason Giambi's but on a grander scale. And this is coming from a yankee fan.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:07 pm

Easily Thome.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:11 pm

Chalk me up as another Thome vote. Big Hurt would be my Runner Up.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:12 pm

Thome has put together such a complete season. Not to mention, he's batting nearly 50 points higher than the DH's the Chi-Sox put together last season.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:14 pm

Would love to vote for Thomas, but it has to be Thome with the way he's hitting the ball again.
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Postby Mreater71 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:35 pm

I'm going to have to go with Big Hurt. I guarentee that majority of the baseball fans counted frank out saying he's washed up way before thinking that of Thome. And Frank has come out with this type of year when all odds were against him, shows me that he is the comeback player of the year.
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Postby Tavish » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:37 pm

Schilling is the only who might win over Thome due to having the Red Sox uniform, but Thome deserves the award hands down.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:40 pm

Thome could always hit. He was able to move to a league that would baby his body and continued to hit. How is that shocking? Schill was close to being forced into retirement because he underwent a possible career-ending surgery in 2004 just so his team could win postseason games.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:55 am

Mreater71 wrote:I'm going to have to go with Big Hurt. I guarentee that majority of the baseball fans counted frank out saying he's washed up way before thinking that of Thome. And Frank has come out with this type of year when all odds were against him, shows me that he is the comeback player of the year.


I'd agree. Thome had only one injury-ruined season. People have benn counting big Frank out for a couple of years now. To my mind, it's not really a comeback if you've just lost one season to injury. So I'd discount Thome and Schilling.
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