Hudson named NL comeback player of year

Braves pitcher Tim Hudson was honored as the National League’s comeback player of the year by the Players Choice Awards. The veteran right-hander went 17-9 with a 2.83 ERA in 34 starts, after missing all but the final month of the 2009 season recovering from ligament-transplant elbow surgery.

Hudson also won the NL comeback player award from MLB.com earlier this month.

Texas Rangers designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero was the Players Choice winner for American League comeback player. He hit .300 with 29 homers and 115 RBIs for the Rangers, who’ll face San Francisco in the World Series beginning Wednesday.

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Falcons Fan

October 25th, 2010
4:26 pm

the ghost of willie randolph

October 25th, 2010
4:29 pm

way to go Hudson, lets get ol # 6 one more manager of the year award…

the ghost of willie randolph

October 25th, 2010
4:29 pm

way to go Hudson, lets get ol # 6 one more manager of the year award…

polskidawg

October 25th, 2010
4:32 pm

Well deserved. The most consistent starting all year.

polskidawg

October 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

“starting pitcher”

Supes

October 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Congrats to Huddy!

Well deserved!!!

Braves fans are so proud of Tim Hudson for the player and person that he is and the charity work he does in the Atlanta Area.

Jack

October 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Hudson seems like a great person as well as a great pitcher. He had a great year and deserves the honor.

O’Brien… When are you going to give us some feedback from the Braves organizational meetings last week? Glad you were able to take some time off, but get back to work and give us as much info as you can get out of Wren and Gonzales and what they are thinking about the 2011 Braves team.

Alan 10

October 25th, 2010
5:10 pm

Go Huddy, well deserved from a pitching stand point as well as leadership in doing a great job.

Alan 10

October 25th, 2010
5:11 pm

Do we have a new hitting coach?

RHR

October 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

Way to go, Timmmaaaay!

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
5:44 pm

Alan 10, do you even bother reading the blog?

Andruw Jones is a HOF player, best centerfield defense ever and over 400 homers.

October 25th, 2010
5:57 pm

Great year for Timmy, hopefully he will continue this next year.

Tami

October 25th, 2010
5:57 pm

And he certainly deserved it! CONGRATS, TIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hobo

October 25th, 2010
6:28 pm

Chuck M.

October 25th, 2010
6:34 pm

Great job Huddy congrads!

MWC

October 25th, 2010
6:36 pm

He earned it big time.

1eyedJack

October 25th, 2010
6:55 pm

Congratulations! Well deserved. I can remember several games he left with a lead or tied and got no decision. And not a lot of run support. Tim, you should be in the Cy Young conversation.

reckingball

October 25th, 2010
7:21 pm

He deserved it.

vermont 39

October 25th, 2010
7:31 pm

Nice job Huddy…you earned it!!!

vin

October 25th, 2010
7:36 pm

Huddy is the very definition of a great leader/great pitcher, well deserved. While we’re at it I must tip my hat to Derek Lowe who bounced back this past season as well. I was always one to come down on Lowe but I must say he looked more focused and had the fire in his eyes down the stretch and in the playoffs.

Biff Pocoroba

October 25th, 2010
7:39 pm

He deserved to win the award. I’m glad for him.

dap01

October 25th, 2010
8:02 pm

A blog with no mention of Jeff Francouer. Wow.

thedream21479

October 25th, 2010
9:37 pm

Hey Dave,

Off topic, but is there any word from Frank Wren or anyone in Braves management on whether we can get a do-over or at least a refund for that Mark Teixeira trade?

juice sourcer

October 25th, 2010
9:44 pm

I just read the AJC article about all the former Braves in the World Series…my god.. please write a post about the pathetic trade with the Rangers for Mark Texiera…how awful was that debacle.

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:06 pm

I just read the AJC article about all the former Braves in the World Series…my god.. please write a post about the pathetic trade with the Rangers for Mark Texiera…how awful was that debacle. — juice sourcer

Which trade? I’m not familiar with the one you’re referring to.

NRBQ

October 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

Juice:

You are not worthy!

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:22 pm

Congratulations! Well deserved. I can remember several games he left with a lead or tied and got no decision. And not a lot of run support. Tim, you should be in the Cy Young conversation. — 1eyedjack

Agreed on Huddy and Cy Young talk. It’s a shame, he had his one bad month late, right when he had moved to the forefront among Cy candidates. But a helluva season nonetheless, particularly given the strong comeback from T.J. surgery at his age.

Mutts

October 25th, 2010
10:53 pm

Well deserved, Mr. Hudson!. Let’s put the signing of Hudson in the “good box” next to Frank Wren’s name. On a different note, I agree that the Texiera deal now looks bad, but most Braves’ fans applauded the deal when it was made. It’s always a gamble when you trade prospects, and I remember at least one writer warning that Feliz might be the one we might most regret. Saltalamacchia never panned out, and he was one of the key Braves in the trade, so one just never knows.

hAL

October 25th, 2010
11:27 pm

ya know what sobbering the tex trade wasnt even genius js worst hes the guy who traded a young david cone even up for ed no hit hearn lol

hAL

October 25th, 2010
11:30 pm

it blows me away that pll on this blog have the bsalls to calll wren idiot etc after what his predessor put the braves through and some on this blog are actually stupid enough under the spelll to think js built what was to become the 90’s braves when in fact he had almost nothing to do wiyth it but he did selll you alll a few books lmao

Jeff Francoeur

October 26th, 2010
10:54 am

I’ll let you see my ring in a few weeks.
Winding up on the Rangers is where a lot of ex-Braves go to shine.

bvillebaron

October 26th, 2010
11:46 am

I guess Wren wasn’t stupid for keeping Huddy and trading Vazquez after all, huh?

Desibrave

October 26th, 2010
1:02 pm

bvillebaron, You are absolutely right.., No one comments on good things turned out by Wren’s doing,

Desibrave

October 26th, 2010
1:07 pm

I am not really worried about how many ex-braves have made to WCS etc.. This is a commercial world and it is business, Trades are part of the business.,

marvin dooner

October 26th, 2010
5:36 pm

Braves should trade Hudson for some hitting. He is way over rated. Perry Carter could be brought up as a starter.

barbara brogdon

October 26th, 2010
5:44 pm

I agree. Hudson needs to go. We could traqde him for a decent outfielder.

tjhook

October 26th, 2010
7:58 pm

Congratulations, Hudson. I enjoyed watching and following your performances this year.

Joe

October 26th, 2010
10:54 pm

Tim Hudson is all about perseverance, and re-mastering his pitching after being out for a year. Any pitcher with that kind of an injury has to tinker around on how hard, great location, and movement wise on their pitches are. The more you experiment in bullpen sessions with stuff the better you will be during a game.

barbara brogdon

October 27th, 2010
5:51 am

Joe…..Suck.

Dr. James Andrews

October 30th, 2010
5:15 pm

Great Job Tim, and even greater job by myself fixing your arm

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