Terry Collins Finishes 3rd in Manager of the Year
The Cy Young Awards came out on Wednesday, but the Manager of the Year Awards were announced on Tuesday. Mets manager Terry Collins finished third in the voting and Adam Rubin of ESPN has an opinion...
For the record, Rubin is right. I can understand Maddon winning, given he took the Cubs from 73-89 to the National League Championship Series in his first year. He took a team full of youngsters and unproven players to the playoffs. Throw in all the darling narratives that surround the Cubs, and that's a deserved winner.
But for TC to finish behind Mike Matheny? That's not right. I'm sorry, but the Cardinals are boring. They are so good consistently that we expect Matheny to turn in that kind of performance.
Collins led the Mets from 79-93 to a 90-win season and a division championship. He also led the Mets to the World Series. That deserves more than a third-place finish.