Making The Case: Jim Tracy NL Manager Of The Year

Posted: 13th October 2009 by Jordan Walgreen in MLB
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I realize that the Rockies were just ousted from the playoffs in one of the most miraculous comebacks we will probably see during the 2009 MLB playoffs. With that out of the way, you cannot ignore the way Jim Tracy managedáthe Rockies into the playoffs where just five months ago no one, not even Rockies fans, expected theáclub to be. The 2009 Jim Tracy story begins on May 29th whenáTracy took over as skipper following the dismissal of Clint Hurdle, at that point the Rockies were 10 games below .500 and 14.5 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West Crown. From the moment Tracy took over, it was evident to anyone paying attention that he was bringing consistency to a frazzled and disheveled group of talented ball players. Just six games in to the Jim Tracy era the Rocki ...

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