Saturday, May 30, 2009
Meet the new manager Jim Tracy
Clint Hurdle was fired as the manager of the Colorado Rockies yesterday. The Rockies are an abysmal 19 up and 28 down. The Denver Post in balanced but critical article says that Hurdle made his bed via his bad relationships with his players. The beat writer says that Hurdle was never all that good a manager. He was a good egg within the community and he never criticized the front office. This enabled him to become the first manager in major-league history to start a career with five consecutive losing seasons and not get fired. He received a two year extension before the 2007 season, and then had a remarkable run to the World Series. Things fell apart quickly from there.
The Rockies have some talent, but will they be able to turn things around under interim manager Jim Tracy?
Read the whole story here.