2013 Manager of the Year Predictions

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 5, 2013

They don’t pitch, hit or run the bases. Yet they are an integral part of the most successful teams. They are MLB managers, and here are some of the best.  

Join MLB Lead Writer Zachary Rymer and MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar as they begin a debate that should keep us all engaged until the last out of the season.

In a sport driven by stats, there is something so subjective about picking the best manager in a given year.

As you will see, the driving force behind some of these candidates is the turmoil they've dealt with, and each has most certainly done a great job despite a certain amount of tumult.

Still, there can only be one from each league, so go ahead and help us out by voting for your manager of the year, or you can just give some love to someone who wasn’t mentioned.

Success takes defense, run production and a bevy of arms to take the bump every night during a long season. It also takes a manager to bring it all together.

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