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Torey Lovullo just misses top three in Manager of the Year voting

Sep 30, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo makes his celebration speech during the after clinching a wild card playoff spot following their game with the Houston Astros at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic
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There was no shortage of outrage from fans and players after Torey Lovullo’s name was left off the Manager of the Year finalist list.

However, while he did not finish inside the top three, Lovullo did receive four 1st place votes, five 2nd place votes, and seven 3rd place votes.

The final rankings unfolded as follows: Skip Schumaker (72 total), Craig Counsell (51 total), Brian Snitker (48 total), Torey Lovullo (42 total), and Dave Roberts (41 total).

Unfortunately, what likely prevented Lovullo from being named Manager of the Year for the second time in his career is the fact that the voters do not take the postseason into consideration.

When looking at the four 0ther managers on the list, Torey Lovullo and his Diamondbacks knocked out two of them in October.

These are Craig Counsell and his Brewers in the Wild Card round, plus Dave Roberts and his Dodgers in the NLDS.

Not to mention, the two remaining on the list, Brian Snitker and Skip Schumaker, did not make it past the divisional round.

Meanwhile, Lovullo took the Diamondbacks to their first World Series since 2001.

Immediately after the Diamondbacks ultimate elimination from the postseason, they extended him through 2026.

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