Phillies Manager Rob Thomson Snubbed in NL Manager of the Year Voting

It’s a regular season award, 111-games isn’t a big enough sample size, blah, blah, blah.

NL Manager of the Year Voters (probably)

Everyone knew this was coming, but Major League Baseball’s antiquated and dumb voting rules have screwed Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson out of a prestigious award. Topper wasn’t selected as the NL Manager of the Year.

Hell, he didn’t even make the final cut.

Thomson, who took over the Phillies on June 3, went 65-46 over the final 111-games of the Phillies season en route to a postseason berth. He did so without Bryce Harper for the majority of the season and without Zack Wheeler through all of September.

So, playing nearly .600 baseball, erasing a 7-games under .500 record, and making the postseason without the reigning NL MVP and a Cy Young finalist for huge chunks of the season apparently isn’t good enough.

Got it.

The finalist for the award are New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker. Each managed their team to 100-plus win seasons and zero postseason series wins.

Typical MLB nonsense.

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