Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Dan O'Dowd should have gone with youth.Let's face it. The Colorado Rockies are in the middle of a throw-away season.The Rockies aren't going anywhere in 2012. They know it, their fans know it, everyone knows it. The sad part about it is that the front office knew it before anyone else did.The reality is, when general manager Dan O'Dowd told the media that he had given Jim Tracy a vote of confidence and that he would be his manager for years to come, he was anticipating a disaster of a season.O'Dowd was caught with his pants down in the early part of 2011 when starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa went down with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. O'Dowd's eyes were opened when he realized that he would have to dig beyond his Triple-A rotation and force one of his young prospects to the big leagues before he was ready. That was when Juan Nicasio got the call in late May of 2011.That move almost certainly woke O'Dowd up. He suddenly realized just how depleted his farm system...
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