Rob Thomson finishes 5th in NL Manager of the Year race
Phillies manager Rob Thomson has been robbed of a Manager of the Year Award, finishing fifth in the National League race.
Mets manager Buck Showalter won the award with 77 points, including eight first-place votes, while Dave Roberts edged out Brian Snitker by two points to take home 2nd place. Oliver Marmol somehow finished ahead of Rob Thomson, beating him by eight points.
The only true reaction to this chart is to laugh. Rob Thomson took over the Phillies on June 3rd after the firing of Joe Girardi, with the team holding a 22-29 record. Thomson would lead the Phillies to a 65-46 record over the last 100+ games of the season and led the way to the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2011.
Shoutout to Alex Coffey of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Howard Fendrich of The Associated Press for voting for Thomson first. Check out what writers voted for who here.
Postseason success is not factored into MOTY voting, which is obvious, considering the Mets got smoked by the Padres in the Wild Card Round. Buck Showalter won the award after going 101-61, even after blowing a 9-game lead in the NL East to the Atlanta Braves over the second half of the season.
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