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Tracy on 'dysfunctional' Rockies' hot seat

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08:15 AM ET 09.25 | An overhaul may be in store in Denver. It's like 1993 all over again, minus the excitement and minus the giddy optimism. The Rockies will enter 2013 with a lot more baggage than they did in their inaugural season. And with just as many questions. ... What's Jim Tracy's status? At this point, I honestly don't know. Given the chain of command at 20th and Blake, and the everyday role of assistant general manager Bill Geivett, I'm not sure how comfortable Tracy is with his current role. So, does Tracy want to come back? Do Dick Monfort and Dan O'Dowd want him back? Stay tuned. Will upper management figure things out? This is the biggest question of all. One Rockies veteran told me he thinks the franchise is "dysfunctional." That's a very apt description.

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September 25, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Tracy has been there long enough, say see you to him and his staff and either promote from within or go out and get Sandberg or some younger man to manage the Rockies.

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September 25, 2012  10:40 AM ET

wiseup: Even with tulowitzski out all year, the Rockies were not competative,this year. Yeah they traded Seth Smithand a couple of their starters from last year. Last year was not much different than this year. Colorado has not improved in 3 years. San Diego made a big trade with reds picking up 3 first round picks from the Reds, And San Diego Gave up Latos to Reds Those first rounders Grandal and Alonso made starting lineup from day 1 of season . Boxberger went to bullpen in July and has pitched well and has pased Colorado. Tracy is gone and will try to find a replacement in off season.

September 25, 2012  12:17 PM ET
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Toad, Sandberg is staying in the Phillies organization as he's the heir apparent. Besides, why not stay with a winner ( a shoe in for the playoffs if Howard and Utley didn't miss half the year) then go to a mess?

Maybe as soon as next season for Sandberg & the Phillies.

September 25, 2012  12:59 PM ET

The owner doesn't give a damn about the fan base out there.

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September 25, 2012  01:25 PM ET

It is hard to say that the team is under-performing; it looks like they are playing to their talent level. That suggests the GM isn't getting enough good players rather than the manager not getting enough from his team.

September 25, 2012  01:40 PM ET

i don't blame the manager,, i blame the owner for his refusal in accepting the facts,, can't see the negative results from every game played by the lousy rockies??jim tracy should had gone long time ago!!

September 25, 2012  01:41 PM ET
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i don't blame the manager,, i blame the owner for his refusal in accepting the facts,, can't see the negative results from every game played by the lousy rockies??jim tracy should had gone long time ago!!

its time to purge the whole organization,,,,,

September 25, 2012  03:23 PM ET

I am not sure why Tracy has been given this much grace. Hurdle sure didn't. Tracy was not even a good manager before he came to the Rockies. The team made its usual 2nd half run when Tracy took them over and since then have gotten worse. Cut him loose.

September 25, 2012  03:24 PM ET

And alacran you are right. The GM and owner are bums too.

September 25, 2012  05:18 PM ET

Rockies will not go anywhere until Dan O'Dowd is sent packing. Rockies biggest issue has always been pitching. The GM can't get it thru his big head that they need pitchers that bring Heat and Not Junk to the mound.

September 25, 2012  05:22 PM ET
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Toad, Sandberg is staying in the Phillies organization as he's the heir apparent. Besides, why not stay with a winner ( a shoe in for the playoffs if Howard and Utley didn't miss half the year) then go to a mess?

Grandpa will be there next year, so if they offer him enough money why not go there with no pressure to win right away instead of your hometown booing Phillies fans.

September 25, 2012  05:45 PM ET

As long as the Rockies and padres keep making stupid moves, all the better for my Giants...the Dodgers made a big move this season, but there is no cohesiveness or team play in their lineup...if any of these teams want to rise up, they need to follow the SF model, draft strong and obtain players that fit into the lineup...

 
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