MLB awards week continued on Tuesday evening with the announcement of each league’s Manager of the Year. After White Sox centerfielder Luis Robert finished second in AL Rookie of the Year voting yesterday, the South Siders were represented again on Tuesday.
Former White Sox manager Rick Renteria finished second in AL Manager of the Year voting. Tampa Bay Rays’ bench boss Kevin Cash took home the award after leading his team to the 2020 World Series. Here is a complete look at the voting:
As for Renteria, his 2020 White Sox team finished the regular season with a 35-25 record, marking the franchise’s first winning season since 2012. The now-former White Sox manager also guided the South Siders to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
However, the White Sox finished the 2020 regular-season campaign by dropping eight of their final ten contests. Renteria drew a great deal of criticism from the White Sox fan base during that stretch due to highly questionable in-game management decisions.
The White Sox eventually parted ways with Renteria on October 12th. His replacement, Tony La Russa, is already at the center of heavy criticism and questioning after being charged with a DUI the day before taking the White Sox job.