Leyland's pick for top manager? Showalter & Melvin

Updated: October 9, 2012, 9:20 PM ET
Associated Press

Buck Showalter did an excellent job of guiding the Baltimore Orioles back into the playoffs. Bob Melvin had an equally fine effort with the Oakland Athletics.

So who should be the AL Manager of the Year? Both of them, Detroit skipper Jim Leyland said.

"Not to put the cart before the horse, but I hope that Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are co-Managers of the Year this year," Leyland said before Detroit tried for a three-game sweep at Oakland in the ALDS on Tuesday night. "I think if ...

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