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MLB The Best MLB Managers of 2014  

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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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30 10
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 64
Giants
2
23 12
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 63
Orioles
3
21 15
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 65
Rays
4
14 9
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 60
Indians
5
18 15
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 58
Athletics
6
16 13
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 62
Pirates
7
15 12
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 61
Angels
8
19 17
Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 49
Cardinals
9
14 12
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 64
Roysls
10
17 16
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 55
Yankees
11
8 7
Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 60
Mariners
12
6 7
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 52
WHite Sox
13
11 13
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 62
Padres
14
9 11
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 58
Dodgers
15
6 8
Mike Redmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 48
Marlins
16
7 10
Ron Gardenhire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 62
Twins
17
7 10
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 50
Tigers
18
6 9
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 60
Phillies
19
10 14
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 54
Nationals
20
8 12
Ron Roenicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 63
Brewers
21
10 15
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 57
Red Sox
22
5 9
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 56
Rockies
23
8 13
Ron Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 67
Rangers
24
6 11
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 70
Mets
25
4 9
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
age 57
Blue Jays