Who's the AL Manager of the Year?
SportsNation: 2013 Top Managers
Who do you think will take home this year's NL and AL Manager of the Year award?
Cast your votes!
Below are the finalists for the American League Manager of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday at 6:48 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:
|John Farrell, Boston Red Sox|
|In his first season as the Red Sox's skipper, Farrell led the team to a World Series title one year after they finished in last place in the American League East.|
|Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians|
|Francona led the Indians to the postseason for the first time since 2007, earning the No. 1 wild-card spot in the American League.|
|Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics|
|Under Melvin's guidance, the A's won the American League West title for the second straight season. They finished with the second-best record (96-66) in the AL.|
|Joe Girardi, New York Yankees|
|Girardi led an injury-ravaged Yankees team to 85 wins, and they were in the mix for a spot in the postseason up until the final week of the regular season.|
PANEL OF VOTERS: Manny Acta, Aaron Boone, Jim Bowden, Dave Cameron, Jim Caple, Tristan Cockcroft, Jerry Crasnick, Richard Durrett, Pedro Gomez, Doug Glanville, Justin Havens, Eric Karabell, Molly Knight, Michael Knisley, David Kull, Tim Kurkjian, Andrew Marchand, Buster Olney, Peter Pascarelli, Mike Petriello, Karl Ravech, Enrique Rojas, Adam Rubin, Mark Saxon, Curt Schilling, David Schoenfield, Mark Simon, Scott Spratt, Jayson Stark, Paul Swydan, Matt Szefc, Dan Szymborski.
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