Jim Tracy seems to escape blame for Colorado Rockies failures
As pitchers and catchers report to their respective spring trainings, the Colorado Rockies prepare for a year in which they are determined to be better than this disappointment that was 2011.
How are they going to be better?
The answer from the front office has been loud and clear in the offseason. They tore up a clubhouse that clearly had become too content with their lack of success and needed an injection of fresh blood to stir things up.
In several offseason interviews, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd pointed out that the issues went far beyond the failures on the field. It was clear that O’Dowd firmly believes that the true issue the Rockies dealt with in 2011 was rooted in a clubhouse culture that had become rotten at the core.
The changes came fast and furious in the offseason. O’Dowd shipped out Chris Iannetta, Huston Street, Ian Stewart, Seth Smith and finally, Jason Hammel.
The culture will certainly be different, but will the results on the field?
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