Matt Snyder of CBS Sports thinks that Padres Manager Andy Green should at least be considered for MLB Manager of the Year, which he knows sounds crazy. The reasoning is that everyone thought the Padres would be horrendously bad but instead they appear poised to finish yet again in the murky middle with a low to mid-70s win total. Snyder is realistic though...
I understand Green has no shot at winning this award. I'm just saying if things continue along this path, I hope to see him net a down-ballot vote or two. His Padres team has overachieved all season and he should get some credit for that.
Andy Green as a sleeper candidate for managing a snoozer of a team is somewhat fitting. Does he really deserve the credit for an increase in expected wins or were the experts who thought this team would lose 100+ games just wrong? The experts are wrong with most of their picks each year. They thought the Giants would be contenders after all. As someone that isn’t much of a fan of Green I’d be in favor of him winning solely for the comedic value. Realistically I’d probably just give him a participation trophy and ask to be woken up when the Padres reach the playoffs in a few decades.
Is Andy Green deserving of Manager of the Year?
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