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  • October 11th, 2009

    BBA Ballot: Manager of the Year

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:15 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts No Comments

    Part of Boston Red Thoughts membership in the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) is voting on the postseason hardware, such as Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP.

    3 Sox blogs make up the “Red Sox Chapter” of the BBA: Boston Red Thoughts, Derek over at Inside The Monster and Allan over at The Joy of Sox….

    Allan and I got the nod to vote for Manager of the year, which is probably one of the hardest awards to try and judge. You want to select Managers who have obviously guided their team to success and victory, but how effective a team is isn’t always up to the Manager. A Manager can only work with what he is given…

    That being said, here are my selections for MOY:

    Mike Scioscia, Angels: Year in and year out, Scioscia fields a very competent team, great at playing small ball, and moving the runner around, add some better hitting, and this team is the most well-rounded it has been since they won the World Series in 2002…

    Ron Gardenhire, Twins: After a breakneck race to claim the AL Central Division taking it to a 163rd game of the year, it looks like the Twins will be playing golf by Monday. However, their ability to remain focused and loose enough to not fall apart being 3 games behind–with 4 games to go is a testament to a good manager…

    Terry Francona, Red Sox: As he does every year, Tito manages to juggle the egos and playing time of both superstars and utility players alike. Fiercely loyal, (sometimes to a fault) his players always feel he has their back…

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