Hello, and happy Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was named National League Manager of the Year, which feels deserving as long as you ignore the totally reckless coronavirus shenanigans from the beginning of the season, which was either on Thursday or 17 years ago.
The San Francisco Giants were represented, as Gabe Kapler finished in eighth place of the nine managers who received votes. He was the only manager in either the NL or AL who didn’t make the postseason but still received votes.
Final voting results for the NL Manager of the Year Award. pic.twitter.com/MFXFl2f0P3— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 11, 2020
Kapler received three third place votes, and two of them came from local voters: Henry Schulman and Ann Killion, both of the San Francisco Chronicle.
I’m not sure what you’re supposed to say when someone receives votes for a major award but only finishes as the median of all the candidates.
Congrats? I guess?
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Mac Williamson needs to get it going (June 13, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)
- Andrew Baggarly on Mac Williamson’s lawsuit (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley has three potential scenarios for Kevin Gausman and the Giants (Mercury News)
- Nick Groke has some 2021 power rankings (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on how the Giants are hoping to strike gold by signing Jason Vosler (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on the Giants having financial wiggle room at the right time (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark Polishuk on the team’s offseason outlook (MLB Trade Rumors)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 141 days until Opening Day.
Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday.