The Rockies haven’t decided on the future role of manager Jim Tracy, but they’re working toward a determination, owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post yesterday. Director of Major League operations Bill Geivett met with Tracy to discuss the organization’s next steps.
The Rockies gave Tracy an “indefinite” extension last February, back when Dan O’Dowd was the clear leader of the baseball operations department. Tracy’s under contract for $1.4MM in 2013, but his status has “become increasingly uncertain” over the course of a season that’s seen the Rockies lose a franchise record 97 games.
Geivett, who has been working closely with the team since taking on a more prominent role in August, has the power to dismiss or retain Tracy. He told Renck no decisions have been made just yet. “We haven't discussed anything yet. When we get through, we are going to sit down after the season and talk about everything," he said. Widespread changes to the coaching staff are expected, Renck writes.
Jonah Keri of Grantland.com recently interviewed Geivett about the state of the Rockies and the challenges the franchise faces.