LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was named 2016 Sporting News National League Manager of the Year on Monday, probably a foreshadowing of the BBWAA award subsequent month. A panel of 56 major-league executives voted on the award, which Sporting News has presented because 1936. Quite a few fans once held the newspaper’s baseball awards at equal or greater esteem than those of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America 9 Prior to 2005, the SN Comeback Player Award was typically recognized as the principal award of its form, as MLB did not give such an award until that year. The team was selected by a panel of 29 American League executives prior to the postseason, according to the Sporting News. Well, the Sporting News’ choice for Rookie of the Year tends to be relatively predictive of the official vote by the Base Ball Writers Association of America.