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.
I could see them going after Manny Acta if they fire Tracy…
Jim Tracy is not a great manager. I think The Rockies should Interview Dodgers 3rd Base Coach Tim Wallach, Giants Bench Coach Ron Wotus, Angels Coach Alfredo Griffin, Cardinals 3rd Base Coach Jose Oquendo. My choice would be Tim Wallach.
Fire the whole staff. Any chance of convincing Mark Cuban to buy the Rockies? If only they were for sale.