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MLB The Best MLB Managers of 2014  

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List Rules Vote up the best managers in the MLB for the 2014 season

Who is the best MLB manager of 2014? This list includes former players of all positions and pedigrees, who are managing teams from either the American or National League in 2014. These great managers understand all facets of the game of baseball and, just as importantly, how to handle players with egos large and small. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League managers in baseball for the 2014 season.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today it has always captured fans' imaginations and hearts. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason always it holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best MLB managers on this list include John Farrell, Bob Melvin, and Buck Showalter, among others. The best managers in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at identifying difficult situations, calling the right plays, and putting the right players in the lineup in order to execute. Through 162 games these managers will help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the MLB managers you think are the best in the 2014 season and see how they rank!

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1
30 10
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 63 - Giants

2
23 12
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 62 - Orioles

3
21 15
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 64 - Rays

4
14 9
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 59 - Indians

5
18 15
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 57 - Athletics

6
16 13
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 61 - Pirates

7
15 12
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 60 - Angels

8
19 17
Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 48 - Cardinals

9
14 12
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 63 - Roysls

10
17 16
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 54 - Yankees

11
8 7
Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 59 - Mariners

12
6 7
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 51 - WHite Sox

13
11 13
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 61 - Padres

14
9 11
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 57 - Dodgers

15
6 8
Mike Redmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 47 - Marlins

16
7 10
Ron Gardenhire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 61 - Twins

17
7 10
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 49 - Tigers

18
6 9
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 59 - Phillies

19
10 14
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 53 - Nationals

20
8 12
Ron Roenicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 62 - Brewers

21
10 15
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 56 - Red Sox

22
5 9
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 55 - Rockies

23
8 13
Ron Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 66 - Rangers

24
6 11
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 69 - Mets

25
4 9
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 56 - Blue Jays

26
3 8
Fredi González is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 54 - Braves

27
7 13
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 61 - Diamondbacks

28
3 10
Bo Porter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 46 - Astros

29
2 9
Bryan Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 32 - Reds

30
3 12
Rick Renteria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 57 - Cubs