Originally written October 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Colorado Rockies' managerial search will include two in-house candidates. Bench coach Tom Runnells and Triple-A Colorado Springs manager Stu Cole are both in the running to replace Jim Tracy, according to multiple media reports. Tracy resigned Sunday, stepping away from a $1.4 million contract to lead the team next season. Runnells, 57, has major league managerial experience, having guided the Montreal Expos for parts of the 1991 and 1992 seasons. He compiled a 68-81 record. Before becoming the Rockies' bench coach in 2009, he had served as a minor league manager in the Colorado farm system. Runnells played parts of 1985 and 1986 with the Cincinnati Reds, going 8-for-46 (.174) in 40 games. Cole, 46, spent three years managing the Rockies' Double-A Tulsa affiliate before taking over as Colorado Springs' manager in 2009. His brief major league playing career consisted of nine games and a .143 average (1-for-7) in 1991 with the Kansas City Royals. The De...
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