Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tatis NL Comeback Player Of The Year 2008

According to Adam Rubin - NY Daily News Blog, Fernando Tatis has been named Comeback Player Of The Year for the National League by his peers. Tatis was up against Jorge Cantu and Kerry Wood, which was chronicled in our post, Tatis Up For Award.

Tatis had a respectable season, hitting .297/11HR/47RBI in 273 AB. He is a 3B by trade, but adapted well to LF while learning on the job.

Tatis, who was out of baseball in 2004 and 2005, made a comeback, in part, to raise money to build a church in his homeland. Unfortunately, his season ended a bit pre-mature after suffering a separated shoulder while trying to make a diving catch against the Nats on September 6th.

Also according to Rubin, there is a possibility the Mets might try and re-sign Tatis to be a platoon LF with Murphy, if they don’t sign Ramirez, or convert Murphy to 2B.

1 comment:

Long Island Met Fan said...

Not sure that I want to see a platoon in left field. I would prefer the Mets find a good left fielder and have Tatis come off the bench and replace Marlon Anderson since he was useless last year. Here is hoping that Murphy can play 2nd base.