The AL Manager of the year award was given to Joe Maddon this year. He brought a young team to the World Series just a year after they had the worst record in the league. He did out of the American League East. He WON the AL East. No doubt, this was the managerial job of the year, perhaps even the decade. As seems fit, he got almost all the 1st place votes, save for one that went to Ron Gardenhire.
Wait, what? Gardy’s job of leading a team that has been in the playoffs more often than they haven’t over the past five or six years to a one game playoff — which they lost — did a better job than Joe Maddon in the mind of one voter? Given how bare the cupboards were in Chicago, I would argue that Gardenhire wasn’t even the best manager in the DIVISION this year (Not that Ozzie Guillen is a good manager, just luckier this year).
So who could have such an opinion? Who thought the team, at the beginning of the season was so terrible that only Gardenhire’s wizardry could save the squad from dispair? Who has such a Minnesota-centric view on the sports world that he failed to achnowledge the story of the year in baseball? I’m looking at you, Souhan.
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