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Who Will Be The 2020 American League Manager Of The Year?

February 12, 2020 504 votes 68 voters15 items

While every manager in baseball begins the season hoping to guide his team to a World Series, the Manager of the Year is rarely if ever the one who wins the championship. More likely, the 2020 American League Manager of the Year race will come down to who can help mold the raw talent on his team into a viable contender.

Many of the managers in the AL in 2020 have years of experience shaping teams, and managers like Terry Francona and Joe Maddon have won the award multiple times and won World Series rings in the process. Newer managers such as Brandon Hyde and Ron Roenicke will try to build on the example of the successful managers who came before them with their own squads.

So check out the list of AL Manager of the Year candidates below and make your predictions for who will win the award in 2020. Which AL manager deserves to be named the best in the league?

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  • Dusty Baker
    Photo: Astros / Instagram

    Team: Houston Astros
    Manager since: 2020

    2019 team record: 107-55

    Career achievements
    3x NL Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000)

    34
    11
    A winning manager?

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  • Joe Maddon
    Photo: Angels / Instagram

    Team: Los Angeles Angels
    Manager since: 2019

    2019 team record: 72-90

    Career achievements
    2016 World Series champion
    3x Manager of the Year (2008, 2011, 2015)

    47
    28
    A winning manager?
  • Kevin Cash
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Team: Tampa Bay Rays
    Manager since: 2014

    2019 team record: 96-66

    24
    10
    A winning manager?
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
    Manager since: 2017

    2019 team record: 47-114

    Career achievements
    2010 AL Manager of the Year

    34
    24
    A winning manager?