The Angels’ Mike Scioscia has been named the American League Manager of the Year. Colorado’s Jim Tracy won the award in the National League.
Good job by Sam picking the winners. And yes I did vote for Dave Miley for Manager of the Year, but that was in the International League.
UPDATE, 3:21 p.m.: Joe Girardi finished third in the voting. Here are the totals (1st place votes, 2nd, 3rd, total points)
Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 15 10 1 — 106
Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins 6 12 6 — 72
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees 4 3 5 – 34
Don Wakamatsu, Seattle Mariners 2 2 3 – 19
Ron Washington, Texas Rangers 1 1 11 – 19
Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers 0 0 2 – 2
UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: As you would expect, Mike Scioscia was asked quite a bit about Nick Adenhart during his conference call, but for the most part he was asked about overall difficulties of the season. John Lackey was injured when the season started. Kelvim Escobar started one game. Ervin Santana’s numbers dropped drastically.
“There were things that happened this year that you have to be prepared for,” Scioscia said. “And some things that there’s no manual to deal with.”
Toward the end of the conference call, Scioscia was asked about the ALCS.
“The Yankees outplayed us,” he said. “They played great baseball that series. I think at times we played well that series. At times we opened the door for a team that seemed like wasn’t going to let up.”