As was the case last week, a major losing streak has resulted in yet another skipper getting booted from our NL Manager of the Year rankings.
One week ago, the Atlanta Braves held first place in the NL East by a half-game. Eight days later (including the Memorial Day holiday), eight consecutive losses has sent the Braves plummeting to last place in the division, four games behind the Washington Nationals.
The Braves have been plagued by terrible slumps from cornerstone players like Brian McCann and quirky "injuries" like Freddie Freeman's inability to find suitable eyewear. To be fair, manager Fredi Gonzalez can't get a hit or record an out, but it's nearly impossible to justify keeping him in these rankings when his team loses eight straight.
A couple other candidates might deserve a place on this list and could get a spot in the weeks to come. If you think anyone was snubbed, support your guy in the comments. But for this week, these look like the top five contenders for the NL Manager of the Year award.