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SB Nation NL Manager of the Year

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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:

Rk Manager Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
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.

Phil and I only voted on the NL awards.  Mike Scioscia of the Angels won the SB Nation AL Manager of the Year.