It is a Flat Out Joke Corbin Burnes Isn’t Nominated For Comeback Player of the Year
When you cheer for a small market team, snubs tend to happen more often. Why? Well, people are paying more attention to the teams in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. It isn’t something to dwell on though. I hate the ‘no respect’ card for the most part. It is overplayed and overdone. That said, it is hard to turn a blind eye to bullshit like this. Corbin Burnes is not one of the three finalists for Comeback Player of the Year or Outstanding Pitcher (Cy Young). The second one is forgivable but the first one is not. How the hell does Burnes not make it here?
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) October 14, 2020
The three Comeback Player of the Year finalists are Daniel Bard, Adam Duvall, and Wil, don’t use two l’s, Myers. They aren’t from big market teams besides Atlanta, but the point remains about small markets. If Burnes pitched for the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers, there would be people fellating him for his performance this season. Bard will likely win and deserves so for becoming a closer again after being out of baseball for seven years. But the other two candidates are shaky at best when you compare the season that Burnes had to them.
Duvall bounced back after being DFA by the Cincinnati Reds in 2018, but it’s not like he had a stellar year. He just hit a bunch of home runs. Sweet. But he did not hit for average or get on-base at a stellar rate. Myers did have a good year, but what was his struggle exctly? He had a couple down years, sure, but nothing that bad honestly. Myers is also a former top five pick, so, for him to have a good season isn’t exactly ground-breaking.
I’m less mad about it because Bard is the obvious winner, so, it’s not like Burnes would have won the award but still, it stings that he didn’t get honored at all for what he did this season.