The top candidates for Comeback Player of the Year:
Cal Ripken (Orioles): Can he make it all the way back from surgery?
Darryl Strawberry (Yankees): With Chili Davis gone, might return to prominence.
Jay Buhner (Mariners): Prone to injury, but also prone to hit 45 homers if healthy.
Sandy Alomar (Indians): Trying to shake off another painful season.
Jim Edmonds (Angels): Still trade bait after injury-marred season.
Steve Trachsel (Devil Rays): Losingest pitcher in major leagues last year. Should get more support in Tampa Bay.
Andres Galarraga (Braves): Comeback from cancer could be heartwarming story of 2000.
Denny Neagle (Reds): Should be big winner if arm is healthy.
Javy Lopez (Braves): If sound, should give Braves big offensive lift.
Darryl Kile (Cardinals): Thick air in St. Louis should put him back above .500.
Mark Wohlers (Reds): If he gets his head on straight, he can still pitch.
Dwight Gooden (Astros): Seems to be comeback candidate every year.