BREAKING NEWS Matheny Finishes 2nd in NL Manager of the Year Award

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    Matheny runner-up for NL Manager of the Year
    Skipper overcomes challenges to lead club to third straight division title

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who finished second in the 2015 BBWAA NL Manager of the Year voting, discusses his 100-win 2015 season
    By Adam Berry / MLB.com | @adamdberry | 8:08 PM ET
    In his most challenging year on the job, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny delivered arguably his best performance. And in the end, he earned his highest finish in the Baseball Writers' Association of America's National League Manager of the Year Award voting.

    Matheny finished second in the BBWAA's voting, revealed Tuesday night. Cubs manager Joe Maddon won the award after leading the Cubs back into the postseason. The Mets' Terry Collins finished third.

    Matheny totaled 87 points in the balloting process, behind Maddon's 124. This was Matheny's highest finish in his four years as the Cardinals' manager; he finished fifth in 2012 and fourth in '13 and '14.

    NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR VOTING

    Manager, Club 1st 2nd 3rd Points
    Joe Maddon, CHC 18 11 1 124
    Mike Matheny, STL 9 12 6 87
    Terry Collins, NYM 3 7 13 49
    Clint Hurdle, PIT     8 8
    Bruce Bochy, SF     1 1
    Don Mattingly, LAD     1 1
    Despite his success in St. Louis, Matheny had never received a first-place vote until this season. Nine of the 30 first-place votes went to Matheny, with 18 going to Maddon and three to Collins. Maddon appeared on all 30 ballots, while Matheny received at least a third-place vote from 27 of the 30 voters.

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    Matheny earned the recognition by leading the Cardinals to a 100-win season and their third straight NL Central championship, despite a roster decimated by key injuries and losses throughout the season.

    In each of his first four full seasons at the helm, Matheny has guided the Cardinals to the postseason while posting the best winning percentage in the Majors during that time.

    Before the winner was revealed Tuesday night, Matheny was asked on MLB Network if last season was the most difficult he's experienced as a manager.

    "I think that's a fair statement. You look at the challenges we had health-wise, which everybody does -- it never is an excuse. You never know how your team's going to respond," Matheny said. "We just had great leadership. Even when some of our leaders, like an Adam Wainwright, went down, we had other guys that stepped up and figured out how to do it. We put some young guys in positions that they may not have been prepared for, but they got in there and competed like they were."

    This year presented a new set of challenges for Matheny. The Cardinals had to overcome the death of Oscar Taveras, a teammate and friend. And no team was afflicted by injuries quite like the Cards, who played at various times without ace Wainwright, left fielder Matt Holliday, first baseman Matt Adams, left-hander Jaime Garcia, setup man Jordan Walden, reliever Matt Belisle and outfielders Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk.

    In their place, the Cardinals relied on a number of young players -- all while battling for a championship in the Majors' toughest division. Matheny deflected the credit for handling those injuries to the Cardinals' front office, player development staff, clubhouse leaders and the players themselves.

    "We're the fortunate beneficiaries of great talent," Matheny said on MLB Network. "Fortunately, we have a lot of people going about it the right way ... and then we have a great atmosphere with veteran players."
     
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    From this day forward, I will no longer care about this award. Let Joe Maddon lose his Ace as well as have other starters go down during the season and playoffs... Let him have key pen arms go down often and later. Let him lose his number 3,4 hitters for almost the hole season... Then finally see if that ass clown can win 100 games!!!!

    The writers are a joke and so is this award. Matheny has done nothing but win. The man has single handily paved the way for rookie managers. Matt Williams beat him out last year and what is he doing today??? Oh yeah he is the 3rd base coach for the D-Backs.

    Mike you are the manager of the year in my eyes as well as many other fans and players!!!!! Congrats MIKE!!!!!!
     
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    these awards mean nothing
    and i doubt matheny or maddon really care
     
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    Oh that bitc$ Maddon does.. He loves the attention..
     
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    why do you hate maddon?
    is it a cubs/cards thing?
    i like him a lot better than a lot of other managers
     
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    I don't hate him and some of it is the Cardinals/ Cubs thing... However there is a time to open your mouth and shut your mouth and the guy doesn't have a clue... I'm tired of the media making this guy out to be Bochy without the hardware.

    These awards are such bullshit now days. Matt Williams won because he took a team that was suppose to win and that's what they did... I'm sick and tired of the media just crapping on Matheny!!

    Needless to say bro, it's not to much Maddon but the media. The media best argument is that Matheny is expected to be there with his team. Then they said that same thing when he won when he was a rookie and guess what they didn't give him the award because I think at that time Hurdle did what he did with the Pirates..

    Maddon is a strong candidate and deserving... Now thinking about it it has more to do with the writers then anything. It's horse shit, I'm sorry for the language but I'm done with these awards.

    They give you horrible reasons year in and year out... Check them out bro and tell me I'm tripping and I will think other wise.
     
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    and now arrieta wins the cy over greinke
    okay, NOW i'm with you!
     
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    Lol, u should have from the beginning bro...

    I'm serious think about it.. The reason they gave it to Arrieta will be different next year.

    Greinke got screwed all because of a story line and that is what the writers base all there crap from.

    I'm done with these awards and looking forward to them. The writers get these things wrong half the time.
     
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