Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 4/21/12
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Michael Cuddyer is making O'Dowd look smart so far.Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd takes his fair share of criticism from Rockies fans.Some of it, as he would probably admit, is deserved. He has made moves that have backfired. He has waited too long for prospects to develop, hindering their trade value.However, for the amount of criticism O'Dowd takes, he doesn't ever receive praise for the good moves that he does make.After the most disappointing season in franchise history in 2011, O'Dowd faced a huge decision. The decision was one that would risk his job.Years ago, O'Dowd was part of a group that was convinced to build from within. He believed that having patience with a farm system was the way to go. The plan worked. As the youth movement that caused great pains among Rockies fans came full circle, rewarding the patience of a fan base and a front office, O'Dowd was proven correct.However, a few years later, the plan wasn't working. The clubhouse had become content an...
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