Who's the AL Manager of the Year?
SportsNation: 2012 MLB Awards
The BBWAA has announced the finalists for its major awards. Who do you think will take home this year's hardware?
Cast your votes!
Below are the finalists for the American League Manager of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday at 6:47 p.m. ET.
ESPN.com asked a panel of contributors to choose which manager should take home the award, and the results are listed below:
|Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles|
|Showalter led the Orioles out of the AL East basement and into the AL playoffs for the first time in 15 years. The second-place O's improved by an MLB-best 24 wins over 2011.|
|Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics|
|Under Melvin's direction, the surprising A's improved by 20 wins over 2011 and surged at the end of the season to win the AL West crown for the first time since 2006.|
|Robin Ventura, Chicago White Sox|
|In his first year as manager, Ventura led the White Sox to a second-place finish in the AL Central. With 85 wins, Chicago finished six games better than the previous year.|
PANEL OF VOTERS: Aaron Boone, Jim Bowden, Dave Cameron, Jim Caple, Tristan Cockcroft, Jerry Crasnick, Richard Durrett, Gordon Edes, Pedro Gomez, Christina Kahrl, Eric Karabell, Jonah Keri, Molly Knight, Michael Knisley, David Kull, Tim Kurkjian, Andrew Marchand, Matt Meyers, Buster Olney, Peter Pascarelli, Enrique Rojas, Adam Rubin, Amanda Rykoff, Jon Sciambi, Mark Saxon, David Schoenfield, Mark Simon, Jayson Stark, Dan Szymborski.
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