Re: Bud Black named NL Manager of the Year
I think the voters start to make up their minds mid season and sometimes make thier decision before the season ends. Padres had a 10 game losing streak, Black should not have won. When Girardi won, voters made up their minds, before the Marlins poor finish.
This is why I don't think the Red's Central crown, makes and MVP Votto shoe in. Pujols had a monster August, and was the preseason favorite. In September the writers focus on thier own team's division races.