Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Rockies manager Jim Tracy chose to get out of Dodge rather than being micromanaged.
Colorado Rockies owners Larry and Dick Monfort have long been proponents of developing and growing players through their farm system.
Fans liken that to saying they're cheap.
The Rockies endured a 98-loss season along with the worst pitching staff in the majors. Fans saw the resignation of their pitching coach—Bob Apodaca—shortly after the implementation of the failed Project 5,183. They saw manager Jim Tracy—signed to an "indefinite" contract extension—suddenly resign at the end of the season as well.
Fans also saw new general manager Bill Geivett take an office in the clubhouse right next to the manager, presumably to snoop—er, observe—the daily happenings in the clubhouse.
If I'm a fan of the Rockies, right about now, I'm demanding that the Monfort brothers bring in a new management team and give them autonomy to do what's best for the Rockies.
What happened in Denver this past season was nothing short of a complete embarrassment. Is it really any wonder that Apodaca and Tracy chose to walk away?
This ownership group needs to change the way they do things—and fans absolutely demand it as well.