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Manager of the Year (except October), Part III

Posted on: November 17, 2010 4:32 pm
 
Congratulations to Bud Black and Ron Gardenhire, deserving winners of the Manager of the Year awards.

Now, for the third straight year:

The system needs changing.

In the current baseball world, the world of a three-tiered playoff system, managers of top teams are judged at least as much by what they do in October as by what they do for the six months before October. And yet, the Baseball Writers Association of America still decides the Manager of the Year awards based only on the regular season.

It's possible that Black still wins in the National League, because keeping that Padres team alive in the playoff fight until the very last day of the season was hugely impressive. But don't you think Bruce Bochy, who finished a distant third in the voting (behind Black and Dusty Baker) gets strong consideration to win it if you include October.

Simple question: Of all the managers in the National League, who had the best season (including the postseason)? It may well have been Bochy.

As for the American League, Gardenhire was a fairly close winner over Ron Washington, which was just about right if you include the regular season only. Gardenhire's Twins lost closer Joe Nathan in spring training, and they won 94 games, third in the AL behind the Rays and Yankees.

Add in the postseason, though, and I'll guarantee you that award goes the other way. Gardenhire's Twins had yet another first-round disappointment against the Yankees, while Washington pulled the Rangers past both of the AL East powerhouses.

Black and Gardenhire had outstanding years. Bochy and Washington were better.

The system, as of now, doesn't allow us to recognize that.

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Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:34 pm
 

Manager of the Year (except October), Part III

So i guess that most of us are in agreement that the league need to wait until after the playoffs to vote for these postseason awards. I mean it only make the most logical sense. I don't know why MLB can't see it that way. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2010 4:41 pm
 

Manager of the Year (except October), Part III

I can buy that argument, John. Especially the closing part of that argument. The award itself is kind of a joke.


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