Based on World Series titles, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy looks like the king right now. In Cleveland, Terry Francona takes over an Indians team that has not won a World Series title since 1948 and, prior to AL Pennants in 1995 and 1997, had not been to a World Series since 1954. Francona brings to Cleveland his two rings from Boston. No other current MLB manager has won more than one World Series. In fact, only five other current MLB managers have won World Series at all: Joe Girardi (2009), Charlie Manuel (2008), Jim Leyland (1997), Mike Scioscia (2002) and Davey Johnson (1986).
Every manager who has lost a World Series over the past seven seasons is still around, led by Ron Washington and Leyland who have won two AL Pennants each. Bochy managed the 1998 Padres to the World Series. Others who have won Pennants as MLB managers include Joe Maddon (2008), Manuel (2009), Clint Hurdle (2007) and Dusty Baker (2002). If you were basing the best current MLB managers on winning World Series and Pennants, Bochy (2, 1) would rank number 1, followed by Francona (2,0), Leyland (1, 2), Manuel (1,1) and Washington (0,2). It is also amazing that only five current managers have been to more than one World Series.