Here's the Manager of the Year voting. Again, it's five points for a first-place vote, three for second, and one for third.
Well, who knows about this one. I picked Melvin-Manuel-Cox. It didn't occur to me to vote for Acta since the Nationals were so bad, but they could have been a whole lot worse, and he probably deserved my consideration.
The idea of voting on a Manager of the Year is pretty dubious, since there's really no way to know very much about a manager unless you watch him manage 25 games or so. So most people vote for guys who managed teams they think overachieved, even when a team's unexpected good performance had nothing to do with the manager. The number of votes for Ned Yost is a case in point - the Brewers had their first winning season in over a decade, but ultimately the wheels came off, and a lot of people who actually watch the Brewers think that's partly Ned Yost's fault.
I'm not calling out my colleagues for voting for Yost, just illustrating a point. Melvin and Manuel could be bad managers too, for all I know. As for Cox, I voted for him because of his past. It seems absurd to think he's no longer a great manager just because he doesn't have the talent he used to.
Shockingly, no one voted for Jim Tracy.