Was there really another choice?
Sure, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde won the Sporting News equivalent of the award, and Scott Servais led a storybook Mariners team to the playoffs, but anyone with half an eye on baseball could see what Terry Francona did with the 92-win Guardians this year was special. That’s exactly why he is the 2022 Manager of the Year.
Francona’s win was announced Tuesday night on MLB Network and he was on air with an interview shortly after — and of course he had to shout out his grandkids before it was over.
"It allows me to brag about (our) organization, that part makes me really happy.