AL Manager of the Year
John Farrell (Boston Red Sox): With one of the highest payrolls in baseball the Red Sox are expected to be a perennial powerhouse. 2012 under ex-skipper Bobby Valentine was not one of those years. It appears the drama is gone with Farrell at the reigns. The Sox are currently leading the AL East with a 69-46 record and are one of the best teams at the plate among league leaders in runs, hits, average and RBI. Boston looks poised for a deep postseason run and Farrell is large reason for the turnaround. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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