Francona, Hurdle are top managers

Clint Hurdle won the National League Manager of the Year award Tuesday, and it should be no surprise; his Pittsburgh Pirates shocked baseball by shaking off a 20-year futility streak to win 94 games. The American League recipient -- the Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona -- was a bit surprising, as second-place finisher John Farrell was also a popular candidate. In the end, though, it a 24-victory improvement that helped Francona edge out the Boston Red Sox skipper. Did voters get these awards right?

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  • What do you make of Clint Hurdle winning NL Manager of the Year?

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  • Which team's season was most surprising?

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  • Which team will fare better in 2014?

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  • Which made the bigger difference for the Red Sox in 2013?

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  • Who is the better manager?

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