There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, which means that there are 30 managers in Major League Baseball. But you already knew that. It is very tough to determine who the best manager in baseball is.
You can look at it in two different ways.
A historical perspective, seeing who is the best manager who is still managing, or a current perspective, who is doing the best job managing right now.
I chose the latter. Anyone could look at some numbers and see who won the most world series to determine who, historically is the best manager. But I wanted to go beneath the numbers and dig deeper.
Throughout this piece, you will hear me say a lot about keeping the team consistent and putting a good team on the field day in and day out. This is the most important part for a manager to have a successful team, and in essence, for a manager to have success.
So while Ozzie Guillen does have a World Series to his name, you won't hear me saying anything about him due to the White Sox inconsistencies, which can be attributed to his sometimes angry, sad, and moody (just a few words) postgame interviews.
Guillen, despite being great at times, is too temperamental to gain eternal success as a baseball great, although he will be remembered for the 2005 World Series forever.
The point I am trying to make is that Ozzie Guillens are never great managers. They will be good but never among the best, the elite in the game. The elite managers are the ones who not only know the game, but can control their players, individually and as a group.
The five guys on this list have demonstrated this ability over an extended period of time. Take a look.