Dodgers Way Contributors MLB Regular Season Award Predictions

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: The crowd reacts as Brad Peacock
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MLB Awards
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 09: Manager Torey Lovullo /

NL Manager of the Year

Dave Roberts – Best record in the major leagues while managing around the deepest team in baseball.  He had to figure out which pieces to play when and although he did make some mistakes, he did an outstanding job overall. @wittman7

Torey Lovullo – The Diamondbacks spent so much money two years ago, and it didn’t translate into a successful season. After cleaning house, Lovullo was able to make it work, helping the Diamondbacks reach the postseason in a very tough NL West.  @rvargas0

*Craig Counsell– Led team to a record ten games over 500, after being 16 games under 2016 and 26 games under in 2015. Didn’t make playoffs but deserves the nod nonetheless. @bsmithme3

* Dusty Baker – Injuries abound and had a dumpster fire of a bullpen early on. Despite all of that, he still managed the Nats to an NL East title and 97 wins. @_hponce

Torey Lovullo – Led the Diamondbacks to a phenomenal regular season in which they were expected to be in somewhat of a rebuild — or at least not competitive for a couple more years. @DGabruch

Dave Roberts – Managed the best team in the majors.  Even with the deepest roster, still needed to develop Bellinger, Taylor, Wood, and resurrect Puig. Crazy humility during highs, great poise during lows, the team is a direct reflection of him. @ACGonzo7

Dave Roberts – Managed the Dodgers to the best record in baseball. Often found spots for players that weren’t part of the initial plan for the regular season. Was able to break his team out of an abysmal stretch during late August and September. He dealt with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. @cbece013

MLB Awards
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: Manager Paul Molitor /

AL Manager of the Year

Terry Francona – A year after a disappointing finish by losing in game 7 of the World Series, Francona helped the Indians rebound and finish with the best record in the AL. @wittman7

Paul Molitor– Molitor led the team to an 85-77 record, making playoffs for the first time since 2010. Their record of 59-103 in 2016 makes this record stand out even further. @bsmithme3

Paul Molitor– The Twins were not supposed to compete. The whole offseason was spending shopping Brian Dozier. Molitor guided the Twins to the playoffs after being one of the worst teams last season. @rvargas0

Paul Molitor– Led a team to the playoffs despite the front office being the mess that it is. The front office couldn’t decide if they were buyers or sellers at the deadline and Molitor was still able to get this team into the playoffs. @_hponce

Terry Francona – Essentially deserves to be the manager of the year wherever he manages. Longest AL winning-streak of all-time as well; and quite frankly, should beat the NY Giants record. @DGabruch

Paul Molitor – His team wasn’t really supposed to be here, a huge turnaround from last season. Very improbable run that was done by a bunch of seemingly no-name guys. @ACGonzo7

Paul Molitor – Took a team that was in a rebuilding stage in the offseason to the postseason. He had a 26 win turnaround from last season with essentially the same roster. @cbece013