Mattingly took the Miami Marlins to the postseason, beating the Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card series before getting swept by the surprising Atlanta Braves the following round.
As for Cash, we all know he took the Tampa Bay Rays, with one of the lowest budgets in the league, to compete, win the American League and take the Los Angeles Dodgers to play six games in the World Series.
It was a great season for Cash and even though he made some questionable choices in the World Series, nobody can deny he did a great job with the Rays.
MLB fans react to Mattingly and Cash’s selections
Even though Mattingly did a good job, most fans showed their disagreement with the decision of naming him NL Manager of the Year. They took to Twitter to express their opinion about the 59-year-old.
HOW TF DOES THAT HAPPEN ? Tingler literally brought us to the playoffs after 14 years we were the second best team in all the NL wtf two Padres robbed lmaoooo— ⚡️ JUSTIN HERBERT⚡️ (@HerbertStart) November 10, 2020
Arguably the most shocking sports news of 2020. He's not a good manager.— Klein25 (@Klein25) November 10, 2020
For being such a bum he let his players go clubbing in a pandemic? Sure.— Acuña's 'Offseason' Hair (@AcunasHair) November 10, 2020
That’s not how you spell Jayce Tingler— Russell Shovlowsky (@rshovlowsky) November 10, 2020
On the other hand, Cash’s selection did draw a couple of comments calling him out for his decisions during the World Series, but most fans were happy that he won the award, knowing the team he had and all the good things he did with the tools they gave him.
Pulling snell was the right move. You can’t judge in retrospect.— Juan Goato (@juan_goato) November 10, 2020
The Rays lost the World Series because this man took out Blake Snell. That is all.— Taylor⁴⁵ (@IcyMitchell) November 10, 2020
Reminder that the voting process happens before the postseason— Gabe (@DyingTanaka) November 11, 2020
Great managing all year, even most of the playoffs. Deserved award for that. Has to learn to use and trust his eyes though and not just cyber metrics when deep in playoffs. Totally blew it when it mattered most and the whole world knows it.— Mark Schabes (@MarkSchabes) November 11, 2020
Guy didn’t make one mistake all season. Remarkable— Stanzo (@ncostanzo24) November 10, 2020
People talking about game 6 clearly don't really follow baseball.— Vladimir (@VladimirWWE96) November 10, 2020
It’s a regular season award everybody. Don’t get too mad.— 26Steps (@steps_26) November 10, 2020
As a Dodgers fan, I completely feel the pain of Rays fans — having your manager make the defining (bonehead) move that knocks you out of playoffs and then that same manager getting awarded with manager of the year a few weeks later.— LA DudeGuy (@LA_dudeGuy) November 10, 2020
These decisions will always bring controversy and this one wasn’t the exception. These men did a good job with their teams and nothing can take that away from them.
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