With all due respect to the Cardinals' Tony La Russa, the National League Manager of the Year award was the easiest to choose in the bunch. On Wednesday, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy was announced as the winner of the prestigious honor. A week after walking away, being told that their gloves are simply made of leather and not gold, the Colorado Rockies were finally recognized on Wednesday for their spectacular season. The choice was easy. Tracy took over for the fired Clint Hurdle on May 29th, when the Rockies were 10 games under .500 and already 15 games out of first place in the National League West race. At that point their 18-28 record was second worst in baseball, only better than the Washington Nationals. Tracy's impact was felt immediately. The Rockies started playing bett ...
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