The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) Tuesday named Don Mattingly and Kevin Cash the top managers in their respective leagues.
Mattingly, with 341 points, managed the Marlins to a surprise Wild Card berth. He topped Jayce Tingler of the Padres (305 points) and Dave Roberts of the World Series champion Dodgers (135 points). I had the top two with the Cubs’ David Ross third.
Over in the American League, Cash received 479 points after leading the Rays to the best record in the AL. Rick Renteria, now the former manager of the White Sox, was second with 282 points. Bob Melvin of the A’s was third with 161 points. I voted for Renteria, Cash and Melvin.