On MLB Network at 4 PM MT, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America announced the winners of the Manager of the Year Awards for both the American League and the National League.
It was announced shortly after 4 PM MT on MLB Network today that Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves was named the National League Manager of the Year for 2018.
Bud Black was a distant third from Counsell and Snitker as Snitker garnered 17 of 30 first place votes. Counsell received 11 first place votes and Black and Joe Maddon were the only other two managers to receive first place votes as they each received one.
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A look at the breakdown of votes
How the voting works is that for each league, there are 30 votes. Since there are 15 teams in each league, there are 2 votes per team’s writing coverage on each award.
For the Rockies manager, the one first place vote did not actually come from a writer based in Denver.
For the NL Manager of the Year award, the two that represented the Denver chapter of the BBWAA were Jack Etkin of the The SportsXchange and Jonah Keri of CBS Sports.
For each of them, in the three managers that they could vote for, they had Bud Black in third place. However, Keri voted for Counsell in first place and Snitker in second and vice versa for Etkin.
The writer that voted for Bud Black in first place was John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. He had Snitker in second place and Counsell in third.
Others that received votes were Mike Shildt of the Cardinals, who came in fourth place in the vote, Joe Maddon of the Cubs, who received a first place vote for Bruce Levine of 670 WSCR The Score, the Cubs flagship radio affiliate in Chicago, and Dave Roberts of the Dodgers.
You can look at a further breakdown of each ballot on the BBWAA’s website right here.