Congratulations to Torey Lovullo the 2017 National League Manager of the Year. Another award goes to the D-backs organization as this time the award goes to the Diamondbacks Skipper. Lovullo began his coaching career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 and 2012 before heading to Boston to be the bench coach. While with the Red Sox, the team earned a Word Series victory in 2013. After departing the Sox, Torey arrived in Arizona in 2017 after three years with his former organization.
Upon arrival in Arizona, Lovullo succeeded Chip Hale to accomplish quite a turnaround season for the Diamondbacks. With a 93-69 win loss record, that would be enough to propel the D-backs to the playoffs after the prior year’s 69-93 record. While being able to significantly improve the team, Lovullo continues to act in his servant leadership role crediting those of the organization around him. When asked about his success, he continues to give credit to the team and the front office. Regardless, the award for 2017 NL Manager of the Year belongs to him and is well deserved.