Dave Roberts Wins NL Manager Of The Year

Manager, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Dave Roberts, Dodgers 16 7 7 108
Joe Maddon, Cubs 8 8 6 70
Dusty Baker, Nationals 4 12 10 66
Terry Collins, Mets 2 3 5 24
Don Mattingly, Marlins 2 2

Dave Roberts, who led the Dodgers to the NL West title in his first year on the job, won NL Manager of the Year as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Roberts is the first Dodgers manager to win the award since Tommy Lasorda in 1988. Roberts, who played 10 years in the majors, including three with the Dodgers, replaced Don Mattingly, who left to manage the Marlins.

“I think the players saw the authenticity in me,” Roberts said during a conference call with reporters.  “You always want to remember what it’s like to be a player.”

A first-year manager has won a Manager of the Year award three years running; Matt Williams in 2014 with the Nationals and the Rangers’ Jeff Banister (2015) preceded Roberts.

Roberts got 16 first-place votes to outpoll the Cubs’ Joe Maddon and the Nationals’ Dusty Baker, who finished third.

Name Affiliation 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Fagan Sporting News Roberts Maddon Baker
JJ Cooper Baseball America Maddon Baker Roberts
Tom Verducci SI.com Roberts Collins Baker
Barry M. Bloom MLB.com Roberts Maddon Baker
Gordon Wittenmyer Chicago Sun-Times Roberts Collins Baker
Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune Baker Maddon Roberts
Mark Schmetzer Reds Report Collins Maddon Roberts
Joe Kay Associated Press Maddon Roberts Baker
Tracy L Ringolsby MLB.com Collins Baker Roberts
Jonah Keri CBS Sports Roberts Maddon Baker
J.P. Hoornstra Southern California News Group Maddon Roberts Baker
Ryota Ichikawa Jiji Press Roberts Maddon Baker
Aurelio Moreno El Sentinel Miami Roberts Baker Maddon
Joe Frisaro MLB.com Baker Roberts Collins
Drew Olson iHeart Media Roberts Baker Maddon
Marly Rivera ESPN.com Roberts Baker Maddon
Ken Davidoff New York Post Roberts Baker Collins
David Lennon New York Newsday Baker Roberts Collins
Matt Breen The Philadelphia Inquirer Maddon Roberts Baker
Stephen Gross The Morning Call Roberts Baker Maddon
Ron Cook Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Maddon Roberts Collins
John Perrotto USA Today Roberts Baker Collins
Jay Paris At Large Roberts Maddon Baker
AJ Cassavell MLB.com Maddon Roberts Mattingly
Daniel Brown San Jose Mercury News Baker Maddon Roberts
Janie McCauley Associated Press Roberts Baker Maddon
Jesus Ortiz St. Louis Post-Dispatch Roberts Baker Mattingly
R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press Maddon Collins Roberts
William Lloyd Ladson MLB.com Maddon Baker Roberts
Mel Antonen MASN Roberts Baker Maddon

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