Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
On one day, the San Francisco Giants had two big winners -- two players who were instrumental in the 2012 postseason but no-shows in the 2010 postseason. In Caracas, Pablo Sandoval was receiving an MVP award for leading his team, the Navegantes del Magallanes, to the championship of the Venezuelan series with a homer and two doubles. In Seattle, Barry Zito was receiving the 48th Hutch Award, given to a player who "exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication" of Seattle native Fred Hutchinson, who played and managed in the majors. Sandoval: "There's nothing like being champion here in Venezuela with the Navegantes, although it can't be compared with winning the World Series, because they're different things. But it's very special to be champion here." Zito: "I feel so blessed and honored to be receiving any award, because a lot of people gave up on me. This is the cap of it all here after this great offseason. To be honored here is just so humbling." So Sandoval has back-...
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