By Tom Verducci
July 02, 2013
Yadier Molina leads the NL with a .345 batting average and 26 doubles but it's his defense that has him in position for the NL MVP award.
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The train wreck of Bobby Valentine and the 2012 season are long gone. Changing the culture is one thing, but changing it and winning instantly are the stuff of Manager of the Year Awards. Farrell has negotiated an injury to his best starting pitcher (Clay Buchholz) and having to change his closer four times. His team plays hard for him and only once has lost as many as three games in a row.

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