Davey Johnson wins Manager of the Year for succeeding despite the Strasburg Shutdown
Johnson led the Nationals to the best record in baseball at 98-64. The most controversial issue he had to deal with by far was the decision to sit ace Stephen Strasburg for the last month of the season.
Despite missing their best pitcher for about a month, the Nationals finished strong. They ended up getting eliminated from the playoffs in the first round, but the award voting was completed before the playoffs started anyway.
Johnson did a great job with a team loaded with young talent.
Congratulations to Davey Johnson and the Nationals, who had a fantastic season.