Jim Johnson finishes behind Fernando Rodney for Delivery Man awardJim Johnson’s MLB leading 51 saves weren’t enough for him to win the 2012 MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award. Yes — that’s a thing. We’re supposed to view it as the Cy Young for relief pitchers.

Tampa Bay’s Fernando Rodney, who also won comeback player of the year, was given the Delivery Man honor as well on Friday morning. MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko says that Johnson “received votes”, though I have no idea how many.

It’s tough to deny Rodney the honor, he finished the season with an ERA under one (0.60) in 76 appearances. The Rays closer recorded 48 saves over 74.2 innings pitched and a 5.06 K/BB ratio.

Johnson on the other hand recorded a 2.49 ERA in 71 appearances with a 2.73 K/BB.

Either guy was pretty can’t miss. Being the homer that I am, I was obviously hoping to see Johnson awarded for a fantastic 2012 season.