The fine blogs of SB Nation got together and voted on all the major awards as the season closed. The awards are being announced this week, one week before the Baseball Writers Association of America announce the awards that actually have hardware attached.
It should come as no surprise that Jim Tracy of the Rockies won National League Manager of the year. He received 24 of 30 first place votes, easily outpacing Tony LaRussa of the Cardinals. Joe Torre finished fourth. Here are the results:
|1||Jim Tracy||Colorado Rockies||24||1||2||125|
|2||Tony LaRussa||St. Louis Cardinals||3||7||10||46|
|3||Fredi Gonzalez||Florida Marlins||2||6||5||33|
|4||Joe Torre||Los Angeles Dodgers||-||9||2||29|
|5||Charlie Manuel||Philadelphia Phillies||-||3||5||14|
|6||Bruce Bochy||San Francisco Giants||1||1||1||9|
|7||Bobby Cox||Atlanta Braves||-||1||4||7|
|8||Bud Black||San Diego Padres||-||1||1||4|
|9||John Russell||Pittsburgh Pirates||-||1||-||3|
Here are the ballots that Phil and I submitted:
Phil: Jim Tracy, Tony LaRussa, Bud Black
Eric: Tracy, Bobby Cox, LaRussa
Tracy's Rockies finished the year 74-42, although the Dodgers beat them six out of nine games, winning all three series.