Found November 05, 2012 on Off Base Percentage:
The Colorado Rockies have narrowed their search for a new manager down to four finalists. The position became available when Jim Tracy resigned on October 7, 2012. Tracy took over the job in 2009, leading the Rockies to the playoffs and winning NL Manager of the Year. Tracy, perhaps tactically impaired, followed up his Rockie debut with a wild card collapse in 2010 losing 13 of his final 14, a 73-89 2011 record, an oddly timed lifetime-ish contract extension and then a franchise worst 64-98 record in 2012. I'm sure Tracy was disappointed to hear about his resignation.With the Tracy era in the rear view, the Rockies are set to choose their next skipper. Here's a brief look at the candidates.Tom Runnells, Rockies bench coachExperience: manager of the Montreal Expos for part of 1991 and 1992, various minor league managingWhy I'd hire him: For spring training 1992, Runnells showed up dressed in marine fatigues so he's clearly a bit of a crazy person. He has professional ...
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