28. Phil Nevin, Los Angeles Angels
Nevin gets his first full season as a major-league manager after guiding the Angels to a 46-60 mark in the wake of Joe Maddon’s firing during the 2022 campaign. He still has two of the baseball’s best in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. However, they haven’t helped the Angels return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Will this year be any different? Well, health will be key. Notably, when it comes to Trout and Anthony Rendon — the latter of which played all of 47 games last season. There aren’t many marquee names in the Angels’ pitching staff (sans Ohtani), so it will be interesting to see how Nevin handles such matters.
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