Manager of the year

Has anyone bothered to look at the manager from St. Louis? Yes Virginia, baseball is played in the midwest. At the seasons start they lost a SS, The closer and, the ace of the staff. During the season used 20 rookies, including about 8 on the pitching staff. How did they do you ask? He got them to the world series. but, i guess that stuff is overlooked by the ‘feel good’ stuff.