Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell led the Brewers to their first playoff berth since 2011, winning the National League Central crown. But Counsell fell short in the voting for National League Manager of the Year, as the Baseball Writers gave the honor to Atlanta’s Brian Snitker.
Snitker picked up 17 of 30 first-place votes to 11 for Counsell. Counsell is the fourth Brewers manager to finish runner-up, joining Tom Trebelhorn, Phil Garner and Ron Roenicke. No Brewer manager has ever captured the honor.
Snitker helped take the Braves from 72 wins a year ago, to 90 wins this past season.
Counsell’s Brewers won eight straight games to finish out the regular season, overtaking the Chicago Cubs for the Central Division title. [Read more…]