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LITTLE NELL
10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Congrats to Adam though I would have voted for Rios who finished 4th.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-10-23/nl-comeback-player-of-the-year-buster-posey-al-comeback-player-adam-dunn

TDog
10-23-2012, 02:30 PM
Congrats to Adam though I would have voted for Rios who finished 4th.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-10-23/nl-comeback-player-of-the-year-buster-posey-al-comeback-player-adam-dunn

And if he hits .260 in 2013, he could win it again.

Golden Sox
10-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Will this award increase his trade value this off season?

#1swisher
10-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Congrats
Dunn is the fifth White Sox player to be named AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News, joining Thome (2006), Paul Konerko (2004), Frank Thomas (2000) and Bo Jackson (1993).

White Sox Press Release
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121023&content_id=39998542&vkey=pr_cws&c_id=cws&partnerId=ed-6554979-434547720

Foulke You
10-23-2012, 02:53 PM
It was a heck of a turnaround season for Dunn regardless of what the cynical crowd here is chirping about. 41HRs, 96RBI, and 105 walks is really solid left handed power production which is exactly what the guy was signed to do. If it wasn't for that tweaked oblique that messed him up in September, I really think he would have probably finished close to 50 HRs.

#1swisher
10-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Mark Gonzales

Dunn emphasized being more aggressive early in counts for 2013, but not narrow it to one pitch, one location

Dunn on 2012 - definitely a disappointing season because we didn't reach our goal.

Dunn said mom, dad, wife and son enjoyed 2012 more than him. does feel appreciative of award

Dunn on Peavy: "what I do know is that he wants to stay with us.''

DSpivack
10-23-2012, 03:42 PM
It was a heck of a turnaround season for Dunn regardless of what the cynical crowd here is chirping about. 41HRs, 96RBI, and 105 walks is really solid left handed power production which is exactly what the guy was signed to do. If it wasn't for that tweaked oblique that messed him up in September, I really think he would have probably finished close to 50 HRs.

Nothing against Dunn, but Rios had a better year. I don't get Dunn over Rios in this regard; they had about equally horrendous seasons last year.

SOXSINCE'70
10-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Congrats,Adam.The HR's,RBIs and walks were great.But,IMO,your teammate Alex Rios deserved this award more.As a Sox fan,
I'd like to see that average go up just a bit in 2013.I'd also like to see (and hear) less of "Swiiiiiiing and a miss" when you take an AB.

Congrats on the award,but continue to be "just a little bit better" in 2013.

SOXSINCE'70
10-23-2012, 03:48 PM
Nothing against Dunn, but Rios had a better year. I don't get Dunn over Rios in this regard; they had about equally horrendous seasons last year.

+1.:cool:

asindc
10-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Congrats to Dunn, but Rios should have won.

BigKlu59
10-23-2012, 04:03 PM
I think the 41 long flys had alot to do with this. Alex had a better all around season. Would have been great if either had won.

BK59

thomas35forever
10-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Congrats, Adam. Now fix that strikeout rate.:gulp:

bigsoxfan420
10-23-2012, 04:47 PM
So Fernando Rodney won the MLB award last week and Dunn get Sporting News version this week. Is one of them more prestigious than the other? I guess I just thought there was only one Comeback Player of the Year awarded.

I agree with most of the early sentiment here the Rios should have won both incarnations.

russ99
10-23-2012, 04:49 PM
+1.:cool:

I'm with you on Rios, but what about Peavy? Solid year first full season after groundbreaking surgery. Much more deserving candidate than a .204 hitter with a league leading 222 strikeouts.

SoxandtheCityTee
10-23-2012, 04:50 PM
Congrats, Adam. You said in spring 2012 that this was your goal, and you achieved it. Not everyone can pull that off. Good work, and keep it up.

Bucky F. Dent
10-23-2012, 04:56 PM
Congrats to Adam, but to win this award shouldn't you really have to come back from something beyond simply having sucked the previous year!?!

Chez
10-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Nothing against Dunn, but Rios had a better year. I don't get Dunn over Rios in this regard; they had about equally horrendous seasons last year.

No question Rios had a far better 2012 than Dunn. But Dunn's 2011 was about as terrible a season a player can have. He "came back" from beyond bad.

DSpivack
10-23-2012, 05:12 PM
No question Rios had a far better 2012 than Dunn. But Dunn's 2011 was about as terrible a season a player can have. He "came back" from beyond bad.

Rios' 2011 was about as bad as Dunn's.

Irishsoxfan
10-23-2012, 05:39 PM
The season Dunn came back from was one in which he was adjusting to a new league and to a mainly DHing - perhaps this made the difference in voters minds. Rios was just bad in 2011 but did have the better 2012 of the two.

Lip Man 1
10-23-2012, 06:53 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-soxs-dunn-named-al-comeback-player-of-the-year-by-the-sporting-news-20121023,0,3065991.story

Dunn also comments on Detroit being in the series.

Lip

Wedema
10-23-2012, 08:35 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-soxs-dunn-named-al-comeback-player-of-the-year-by-the-sporting-news-20121023,0,3065991.story

Dunn also comments on Detroit being in the series.

Lip


I don't see any comments about Detriot in that link.

Lip Man 1
10-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Story must have been 'updated' removing his comments. He said when asked about Detroit playing in the series that it "was like salt into an open wound..."

Lip

SCCWS
10-24-2012, 10:04 AM
There are two types of "comeback players". There is the guy who was injured and put of poor numbers and the gets healthy and really produces..... like Peavy.

Then there is the guy who has a lousy year and then follows it up w a much better year..............Rios or Dunn or Rodney.


To the guys in the 2nd category. Congrats this year for improving on a really lousy year last year. Seems kind of a backward compliment.

asindc
10-24-2012, 10:07 AM
There are two types of "comeback players". There is the guy who was injured and put of poor numbers and the gets healthy and really produces..... like Peavy.

Then there is the guy who has a lousy year and then follows it up w a much better year..............Rios or Dunn or Rodney.


To the guys in the 2nd category. Congrats this year for improving on a really lousy year last year. Seems kind of a backward compliment.

It isn't. The vast majority of pro athletes have at least one "off year," even if it is not quite as bad as Dunn's or Rios' last season.

TheVulture
10-24-2012, 12:18 PM
In 2011, Rios couldn't hit Dunn's weight, but Dunn couldn't even hit Rios' weight.

Foulke You
10-24-2012, 12:46 PM
Rios' 2011 was about as bad as Dunn's.
I disagree. Alex Rios certainly had an awful season in 2011. I won't dispute that. However, Adam Dunn's 2011 was historically bad. Dunn and Alex had similar power numbers that year but Adam struck out about 3 times more than Rios, had half as many hits, hit 70 points lower (40 points below the Mendoza line), and managed a pathetic 6 hits against left handed pitchers. Also, Dunn took a lot more mental punishment in 2011. He was the big signing in the offseason and he took the brunt of the heat from the fans and endured the questions from the media. Rios got some boos for sure but nothing on the level of scrutiny that was put on Dunn. To come back from that far down in the dumps to have the season he had in 2012 made him worthy of the comeback award in my opinion. Take a look at the comparison between Dunn and Rios 2011:

Dunn 2011:
.159 avg (!!)
11 HR
42 RBI
177 Ks
66 Hits (only 6 against LHP!)
.569 OPS

Rios 2011:
.227 avg
13 HR
44 RBI
68 Ks
122 Hits
.613 OPS

Nellie_Fox
10-24-2012, 12:55 PM
I disagree. Alex Rios certainly had an awful season in 2011. I won't dispute that. However, Adam Dunn's 2011 was historically bad. Dunn and Alex had similar power numbers that year but Adam struck out about 3 times more than Rios, had half as many hits, hit 70 points lower (40 points below the Mendoza line), and managed a pathetic 6 hits against left handed pitchers. Also, Dunn took a lot more mental punishment in 2011. He was the big signing in the offseason and he took the brunt of the heat from the fans and endured the questions from the media. Rios got some boos for sure but nothing on the level of scrutiny that was put on Dunn. To come back from that far down in the dumps to have the season he had in 2012 made him worthy of the comeback award in my opinion. Take a look at the comparison between Dunn and Rios 2011:

Dunn 2011:
.159 avg (!!)
11 HR
42 RBI
177 Ks
66 Hits (only 6 against LHP!)
.569 OPS

Rios 2011:
.227 avg
13 HR
44 RBI
68 Ks
122 Hits
.613 OPS
But the fact remains that Dunn is still a one-tool player. Rios was the team MVP this year. He may have started from a higher spot, but he finished higher too, overall. Dunn had a miserable second half, while Rios continued to excel.