So I guess I just needed to be patient one more day and I would have had something to talk about. Aubrey Huff has returned with a two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
I don’t necessarily want everyone back, but Huff was certainly on the Want List. He had a great season this year, he was the home run leader with 26 and third in batting average with .290.
He’s was also seventh place in this year’s NL MVP, which is pretty cool. That means he’s officially the 7th best player in the National League, right? Okay I guess it doesn’t mean that, but it’s cool anyway.
It’s funny because when he was first signed, no one, including myself, was particularly excited about the acquisition. He was an old guy with a .189 batting average for 2009 and if you Googled him, all you could find was a picture of him topless on the Howard Stern show. I was way more interested in Mark DeRosa. Just shows what the hell I know eh? Or any of us, for that matter.
He may have cooled off a bit towards the end of the season, but he was also there from the beginning and was bound to be a bit more tired than guy who just came out of the woodwork at the last minute. No one can argue that Huff wasn’t an integral part of this year’s World Series win, both on and off the field, and I hope his presence next year keeps the fires lit.
I guess this means the rally thong won’t be going to the Hall of Fame just yet.