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It was a two man race for the American League manager of the year as Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore’s own Buck Showalter were tabbed for the honor; however, only man could win.
This evening, it was announced that Melvin was selected as Manager of the Year. In all honesty, both men could have easily won, but in the end, the voters must have found the job that Melvin did with his pesky, young Oakland team more impressive than what Showalter did.
From the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles’ improbable run to the postseason wasn’t enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award.
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin narrowly beat Showalter in a vote of 28 AL market Baseball Writers Association of America voters. The results were announced on Tuesday evening on MLB Network.
Melvin, a former Orioles catcher, received 16 first-place votes and Showalter received 12 in the closest AL Manager of the Year vote since Showalter won in 2004...
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The Manager of the Year award will be announced this afternoon by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You don’t usually see managers of perennially good teams win the award because they are expected to win. The writers prefer rags-to-riches stories, but sometimes it is harder to win with a bullseye on your back.
I agree with the consensus, which has Washington’s Davey...
Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson each won their second Manager of the Year award on Tuesday.
Melvin won in a close race over Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Melvin led the Oakland Athletics to a 94-68 record in 2012 — a drastic improvement over their 74-88 finish in 2011. Melvin narrowly beat Showalater by just eight points. Melvin earned 16 first-place votes and 12 second...
On Tuesday, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin earned his second Manager of the Year award, becoming the sixth manager to win the award in both the American League and the National League.
There weren’t any expectations for the Athletics entering 2012.
After trading their top three players –– Andrew Bailey, Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez –– over the offseason for prospects, the organization appeared destined for a 100-loss season after going 74-88 in 2011.
At one point, a losing record looked like a reality. On June 13, the Athletics were trailing the Rangers...
The voting for Major League Baseball's Manager of the Year awards mirrored the seasons of the winning skippers. Oakland's Bob Melvin earned a close win for the American League honor over the Baltimore Orioles' Buck Showalter, just as the Athletics rallied to edge the Texas Rangers for the AL West title. Washington's Davey Johnson cruised to a victory in National...
Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the
Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
Nationals skipper Davey Johnson named NL Manager of the Year. [WT]
Orioles’ Buck Showalter second for AL Manager of the Year. Robbed. [CSNB]
Huge trade from Marlins to Blue Jays could impact NL East and AL East. [BLS]
Through 5 games the Wiz competed. On the 6th game, they rested. [BF, TAI]
“That Was Bad Basketball Last Night.” [Teds Take]
Mike Shanahan needs a passport and...
Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings - at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
Melvin said Wednesday he is happy the right-hander will return to the club next year after his 2012 season ended with a 50-game suspension Aug. 22 for testing positive for testosterone.
Colon received a $3 million, one-year contract Nov...
Major League Baseball announced that Nationals manager Davey Johnson and A's manager Bob Melvin have been named NL and AL Managers of the Year, respectively.
The Athletics hold no ill will against Bartolo Colon.
Colon’s 2012 season ended prematurely –– and in the middle of the pennant race –– when he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. Despite the stain, Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said the club will embrace his return, according to the Washington Post.
“He’s gone through his penalty,” Melvin...