08:16 AM ET 09.07 | Clearly, Kirk Gibson is a worthy candidate for National League Manager of the Year. But what about Ron Roenicke? It's commonly held that Roenicke will finish second to Gibson in the voting. It's almost as if the Brewers' manager is being overlooked because of the talent he was given beginning his rookie managerial season, as if any of those new pitchers and injury fill-ins were actually going to come together beneath the nebulous umbrella of "chemistry" for a team that finished eight games below .500 last year. When Doug Melvin went out and got Roenicke, Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke, it was generally accepted the Brewers would seriously challenge for, if not win, the NL Central.