Cherington voted TSN's MLB executive of year
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has been voted The Sporting News baseball executive of the year following the team's worst-to-first turnaround.
The award, based on a vote of 31 major league executives, was announced Monday night at the annual GM meetings. Voting ended before the postseason, when the Red Sox went on to win their third World Series title in 10 years and first since Cherington succeeded Theo Epstein as general manager in October 2011.
Cherington received 15 votes, followed by Pittsburgh's Neal Huntington (nine), Kansas City's Dayton Moore (four) and Atlanta's Frank Wren (three). Boston won the award for the fourth time, following owner Tom Yawkey (1946) and GM Dick O'Connell (1967 and '75).
Founded in 1886, TSN ended its print edition at the end of last year but remains available online.