Tracy, Scioscia – Ex-Dodgers win Manager of the Year

Manager of the Year – I agree on both selections.

First off, I’m very glad to see Jim Tracy recognized. He was unfairly ousted from the Dodger gig (though it ended up working out pretty well for the squad), it was nice to see him win the award.

In the AL, I can’t disagree with Mike Scioscia’s selection because of injuries/Adenhart. That said, Ron Gardenhire continues to be overlooked for his brilliant work. A team that was going to be a victim of contraction as recently as 2002 has steered the Minnesota Twins to FIVE first place finishes in the last eight years, with a payroll half the league average. One day he’ll get his due, but until then – kudos to the two ex-Dodgers for winning the awards.

NL Manager of the Year Voting
Manager Team 1st 2nd 3rd Tot
Jim Tracy Rockies 29 2 151
Tony La Russa Cardinals 2 13 6 55
Joe Torre Dodgers 1 7 7 33
Bruce Bochy Giants 5 3 18
Bobby Cox Braves 3 6 15
Charlie Manuel Phillies 2 4 10
Fredi Gonzalez Marlins 4 4
Bud Black Padres 2 2
AL Manager of the Year Voting
Manager Team 1st 2nd 3rd Tot
Mike Scioscia Angels 15 10 1 106
Ron Gardenhire Twins 6 12 6 72
Joe Girardi Yankees 4 3 5 34
Don Wakamatsu Mariners 2 2 3 19
Ron Washington Rangers 1 1 11 19
Jim Leyland Tigers 2 2

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