Denver, CO. The Colorado Rockies acting GM Bill Geivett will meet with manger Jim Tracy to determine whether he will return for 2013. If the Rockies choose to go a different direction they will be parting with the only person with a clue. Dan O’Dowd has proven he doesn’t belong running the major league club by demoting himself to the minors with scouting responsibility. Bill Geivett is capable but is sticking his nose in too far when it comes to the in game management of the team. By putting his office right next to the club house, Geivett is just meddling and not letting Tracy do his job.
Jim Tracy is not to blame for the worst season in Rockies history. Once they moved to the four man rotation, in game strategy and management was taken out of Tracy’s hands. There were many occasions where Rockies pitchers could have gone longer than the 75 pitch count. Jhoulys Chacin had at least 2 games that he could have gone beyond the 75 limit pitch count but was pulled by Tracy due to Geivett’s direction. In the last game of the season, Jeff Francis was pitching a very efficient game and was able to pitch a full 5 innings but was pulled due to the pitch count. As a veteran, Francis could have probably hit 100 pitch area and taken the game into the seventh inning.
Needless to say it is time to put the 2012 Rockies season in the rear view mirror. With countless injuries and a mish-mash pitching staff, the Rockies need to make some changes in the off season but that does not include Jim Tracy. The Monforts should overhaul the entire management staff. O’Dowd and Geivett have worn out their welcome in the eyes of most fans and most importantly the season ticket holders. The Rockies once again will not raise season ticket prices but will likely lose many season ticket holders this off season. What will the Rockies do to entice people to buy tickets?? The only option other than free games is to fire O’Dowd and Geivett.
I have been a season ticket holder since the Rockies inception and for the first time I am considering not renewing for next season. I will still go to some games, but giving the Monforts easy money is just not in the cards for this long time Rockies fan.
Denver Sports Chat – Kris Loco
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