Toucher & Rich: Was John Farrell Snubbed For Manager Of The Year?

November 13, 2013 2:45 PM
Toucher & Rich: Was John Farrell Snubbed For Manager Of The Year?
" BOSTON (CBS) – Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the easy choice to win National League Manager of the Year, leading his team to the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

The American League Manager of the Year award was far more close, but in the end former Red Sox skipper and current Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona took home the honors.

Francona received 16 of 30 first-place votes to 12 for Farrell.

Toucher, Rich and Jon Wallach had a big debate Wednesday morning over the decision of baseball writers to elect Terry Francona Manager of the Year over John Farrell. Fred doesn’t have a problem with the decision, whereas Wallach is outraged at one writer in particular.

It made for some interesting banter, and some listeners weighed in as well.

Fred doesn’t think what Farrell did was all that impressive and the case can be made for a handful of other worthy AL managers.

“You could make the argument that Bob Melvin was more impressive "

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