Clint Hurdle was the obvious choice in the NL, but did John Farrell get robbed for Manager of the Year?
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly finished 2nd, followed by Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez and Mike Matheny of the Cardinals. No other managers received votes.
In the American League, it was a much tighter race. Indians manager Terry Francona took home the hardware, receiving 16 of 30 first place votes. John Farrell of the Red Sox finished 2nd, with 12 first place votes, followed by Bob Melvin and the final 2 first place votes.
Other AL managers receiving votes included Yankees' Joe Girardi, Joe Maddon of the Rays, Tigers skipper Jim Leyland, Orioles' manager Buck Showalter, Ron Washington of the Rangers, and the Royals' Ned Yost.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe makes the case that John Farrell was snubbed. But was he?
Farrell did a great job with the Sox, turning them around after an abysmal season under Bobby Valentine. But keep in mind: that Red Sox team, despite their failure in 2012, was loaded with talent. Also, the fact that Farrell's Red Sox won the World Series is irrelevant, since the votes were cast before the postseason began.
Farrell did a great job, as did many other managers in the AL. You can see that, based on the incredible number of managers who received votes. But Francona was definitely the most deserving.