Terry Francona is your American League Manager of the Year.
In his 10th season at the helm of the Cleveland Guardians, Francona earned his third Manager of the Year Award.
Preseason projections were not exactly kind to the Guardians in 2022, especially after a quiet offseason.
But Cleveland came out and proved their doubters wrong, winning 92 games and capturing their first division title since 2018.
The Guardians eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card round before falling short against the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
On Twitter, the Guardians congratulated their beloved manager on his accomplishment for the 2022 season.
Oh, captain! Our captain!
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) November 15, 2022
Francona Earns 3rd MOY
Francona first won the Manager of the Year Award in 2013 after taking the Guardians to the postseason for the first time since 2007.
He won the award again in 2016 after guiding Cleveland to the World Series.
Francona is a two-time World Series champion manager, having won World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 with the Boston Red Sox.
But just as he did with the Red Sox, he has helped guide the Guardians back to prominence.
Francona has led Cleveland to the postseason in six out of his 10 seasons at the helm.
Now, Francona can add another elite honor to his Hall of Fame resume.
The Guardians returned to October thanks to strong performances from unexpected sources such as Steven Kwan, who finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting.
But it was Francona who pushed the right buttons and made the right moves all season long.
Tonight, the Cy Young Award winners will be revealed on MLB Network.