The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) Tuesday named Brian Snitker and Rocco Baldelli the top managers in their respective leagues.
For Snitker, this is his second consecutive award after once again leading the Braves to the NL East title. He received 297 points to beat out Mike Shildt of the Cardinals, who got 205 points. Craig Counsell of the Brewers was third. I had Dave Martinez of the stupid Nationals second, but otherwise I got the first and third place guys.
Over in the American League, Baldelli received 376 points after leading the Twins to the AL Central title. Aaron Boone of the equally stupid Yankees was second with 297 points and the Rays’ Kevin Cash was third with 190. My order was Boone, Baldelli and Cash.