Jim Tracy wins Manager of the Year Award; Given three year extension

Mirroring The Sporting News' awards earlier this month, Jim Tracy and Mike Scioscia have won the Manager of the Year awards for their respective leagues.

In a suprising twist, Jim Tracy actually won in a landslide (the landslide part being the twist), by even a bigger margin than Zack Greinke won the Cy Young.

Only 3 managers received 1st place votes, with Tracy taking home 29 of them. Behind him, Tony La Russa received 2 and Joe Torre received 1. Complete tallies below.

Tracy, as many of you know, led the Rockies to a 190-2 record after Clint Hurdle was fired with a team record of (-14)-29. In the meantime, Tracy also cured cancer, brought peace to the Middle East, and was a soft-spoken gentleman the whole way.

Seriously, Tracy did bring something to the club we lacked in Hurdle. Maybe it was just a different personality, maybe it was something in his actual coaching ability, but whatever it was, it seemed to work pretty well. The next big hurdle for Tracy will be to get Tulo and the rest of the Rockies to not play like they're all on sedatives or something.

Speaking of Hurdle, he was hired by the Rangers as their hitting coach earlier this month.

Across the pond (ok not really), the Angels' skipper Mike Scioscia did some good work with a slightly mismatched and overpaid squad of guys, put some spitpolish into guys like Kendry Morales, and dealt with some serious adversity to start their season as they finished by taking yet another AL West title, and finishing their season in the ALCS vs the Yankees.

Kudos to both managers, and may 2010 bring fortune to them both. More importantly, our clubs.

 

NL Results

Name

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Jim Tracy, Colorado Rockies

29

2

0

151

Tony La Russa, St. Louis Cardinals

2

13

6

55

Joe Torre, Los Angeles Dodgers

1

7

7

33

Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves

0

3

6

21

Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants

0

5

3

18

Charlie Manuel, Philadelphia Phillies

0

2

4

10

Fredi Gonzalez, Florida Marlins

0

0

4

4

Bud Black, San Diego Padres

0

0

2

2

 

AL Results

Name

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

15

10

1

106

Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins

6

12

6

72

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees

4

3

5

34

Don Wakamatsu, Seattle Mariners

2

2

3

19

Ron Washington, Texas Rangers

1

1

11

19

Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers

0

0

2

2

UPDATE:

I'm just going to tag this on here for now, but Tracy Ringolsby is reporting that Tracy has been given a three year extension by the club as well. It seems both the MOY and contract situations were resolved on the same day after all.

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