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Scott Rolen Should ‘Role’ To The NL Comeback Player Of The Year Award

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When Scott Rolen hit that grand slam yesterday, I realized I had made a monumental mistake. This former National League MVP contender is back, and I didn’t take advantage of it. Scott Rolen is clearly healthy, and when he is healthy he is an amazing baseball player. Not only can Scott bash the ball into the stands at any time, but he also plays an excellent hot corner. So how did I miss all the warning signs?

Back in February Scott Rolen went to his doctor to get his shoulder check-up. The results? Via The Cardinals site: ‘Get out of here.’ He said, ‘You’re doing great. Get out of here.’” Rolen has already resumed taking groundballs and batting practice. “I discussed this with the entire medical staff of the St. Louis Cardinals,” said Kremchek. “My response is that I would not hold him back. I would let him go through a normal routine for his shoulder, stretching, continuing to work. I would allow him to go out and take ground balls, take batting practice, and just get ready for the season as he normally would.”

[ADBLOCKHERE]Via Rotoworld on March 11th: Scott Rolen delivered his first two hits of the spring and stole a base Saturday as the Cardinals shut out the Orioles.
Rolen’s rehab from shoulder surgery is going as well as could have been hoped. He’s started three games since debuting Tuesday, and it’s likely that he’ll resume playing on back-to-back days soon.

Clearly Rolen looks like he is back, and for that, I am ashamed I did not spend $21 in my fantasy baseball draft.

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  • sal m

    there’s no more meaningless award in all of sports that baseball’s comeback player of the year award since jason giambi won the al’s version after last season.

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Nobody else I can think of had some kind of injury last year. Unless a once-great veteran has some kind of miracle year, a .280 year with Rolen makes him a lock for CPOY.

  • Crisman

    Have we forgot about Tim Hudson? The man was thought to be done after last year’s Tommy John surgery, and he is an allstar with a 2.30 ERA…