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MLB Manager of the Year Predictions

The manager of the year vote will be announced today at 6:00. It will be interesting to see who the baseball writers of America will choose as the managers of the year in the American and National leagues. Many teams had great seasons and outperformed preseason expectations.

American League

A.J. Hinch, manager of the World Series champion Houston Astros, is the easy selection. The Astros won the second most games in franchise history, 101, and have had a winning record in the three seasons that Hinch has been their manager.

Even with such a successful season, Hinch will likely loose the manager of the year vote to the manger of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona, because the team won an American League-record 22 games in a row.

National League

Torey Lovullo, the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, lead the team to their first playoff appearance since 2011. The team added the Detroit Tigers’ right fielder J.D. Martinez who is a free agent as of the end of the season. Every fan base is hoping they will be the team that signs the 30 year old right fielder. But it will cost them, as the agent that represents Martinez is Scott Boras, an agent who has a penchant for asking for the moon in order to sign any of his clients.

 

Torey Lovullo, 11-14-17

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

 

The manager of the year vote will be announced today at 6:00. It will be interesting to see who the baseball writers of America will choose as the managers of the year in the American and National leagues. Many teams had great seasons and outperformed preseason expectations.

American League

A.J. Hinch, manager of the World Series champion Houston Astros, is the easy selection. The Astros won the second most games in franchise history, 101, and have had a winning record in the three seasons that Hinch has been their manager.

Even with such a successful season, Hinch will likely loose the manager of the year vote to the manger of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona, because the team won an American League-record 22 games in a row.

National League

Torey Lovullo, the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, lead the team to their first playoff appearance since 2011. The team added the Detroit Tigers’ right fielder J.D. Martinez who is a free agent as of the end of the season. Every fan base is hoping they will be the team that signs the 30 year old right fielder. But it will cost them, as the agent that represents Martinez is Scott Boras, an agent who has a penchant for asking for the moon in order to sign any of his clients.

 

Another candidate is the Dave Roberts, manager of the National League World Series representative, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers were the best team in baseball throughout the season and were expected to win the World Series because they had spent the most money on player payroll of any team. The roster was loaded with talent, most especially their star lefthander, Clayton Kershaw. Justin Turner, third baseman for the Dodgers and Yasiel Puig, right fielder, were also an important part of the Dodgers getting to their first World Series since 1988.

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