The MLB Manager of the Year Award rewards both tangible and intangible contributions made by baseball's most effective managers. This year, the awards were given to Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins and Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Minnesota Twins weren't expected to do much of anything this season. PECOTA was the most optimistic projection system on them, and it still pegged them as an 80-win team. The important thing to note here is that last year the Twins finished with a record of 59-103. Four teams tied for the second-worst record record in baseball at 68-94. That means the Twins won nine fewer games than any other MLB franchise- an embarrassment, undoubtedly.