By Jacob Kornhauser on June 9, 2014
Sometimes managers get all the blame, and sometimes they get all the glory. Whatever the case may be, some don't get as much credit as they should. These five managers aren't the biggest names in the sport, but they are some of the best in the business.
Bochy has a great track record and still doesn't get the respect he deserves all the time. The Giants have won two World Series titles under his direction, and he deserves a lot of the credit. His team is cruising this season, and he's proven valuable once again.
Redmond is viewed as a rising star in the managerial ranks, but most didn't see him leading the Marlins to a successful season this quickly. They're above .500, which not many people saw coming, and Redmond is at the head of the change in franchise philosophy.
While the Brewers have been muddled in mediocrity in year's past, Roenicke has helped lead them to a first place spot in the National League Central this season. As their young players have progressed, Roenicke has done a nice job of making sure everyone knows their role and does what they need to do in that role.
Gibbons has the Blue Jays rolling this season with one of the best records in all of baseball. This season they seem like they're built to last, which is what they were supposed to do last season. With several developing stars, Gibbons has pressed all the right buttons so far this year.
The Athletics have several challenges financially that they always seem to overcome. Melvin, who had success as Diamondbacks' manager as well, has handled the players he's been given perfectly. For a small market team, the Athletics have been tremendously successful, and Melvin is at the heart of that success.
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