The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) on Tuesday voted Joe Maddon and Jeff Banister the top managers of their respective leagues.
The Cubs’ Maddon got 111 first place-votes, or 62% Terry Collins finished second with 406 points and 39 first-place votes. Mike Matheny was third. I, of course, had Collins first. Maddon did a great job with the Cubs but Collins was better. I had Maddon second and Matheny third.
Over in the American League, Banister’s 440 points just got past Astros skipper A.J. Hinch’s 415. John Gibbons was third. I had Hinch first, then Gibbons and the Rangers’ Banister.