In 2009, the Mets might have another "Comeback Player" on their team (although this one is coming back from the Land of Nowhere). Surprise surprise, his name is Fernando, as well.
Meet Fernando Nieve.
Now no one can be certain that Mr. Nieve will walk away with such honors but if he keeps this performance up - he can forget the Comeback Player of the Year award and get his glove open to accept a Cy Young.
Getting ahead of myself, yeah? Well, the last person, according to WFAN, to win his first 3 starts as a Met was Jorge Sosa in 2007. (We all know how that turned out).
Whether Fernando wins his next 17 starts and finishes the season off with a mediocre 20-0 is yet to be seen but what is seen is that shiny new award, given by Mets fans, that prominently hangs on Nieve's living room wall.
You go, Fernando...
...and I don't mean downhill...