Who's the NL 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 National League Manager of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday at 6:17 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:
|Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals|
|Johnson led the Nationals to a 98-64 record, the best in the majors, as Washington won the NL East title and made its first playoff appearance as a franchise since 1981.|
|Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants|
|Under Bochy's guidance, the Giants rolled to the NL West title by eight games over the Dodgers and then went on to win their second World Series title in the past three years.|
|Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds|
|Although they got knocked out in the National League Division Series, Baker's Reds rolled to the NL Central crown by nine games over St. Louis, and their 97-65 record was baseball's second best.|
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.