Under Tracy the Rockies went 294-308
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy stepped down after a dismal season in which the team went 64-98. Tracy had been managing the Rockies since May of 2009 when he was promoted to manager from his bench coach position. He was voted the NL Manager of the Year that season after guiding Colorado into the playoffs.
Under Tracy the Rockies went 294-308. Tracy had one year left on his contract and as of Friday all indications pointed to him returning for 2013.
Tracy apparently changed his mind after meeting with Bill Geivett, the team’s director of major league operations. Geivett said it was a difficult day because his friendship with Tracy goes back two decades.
The Rockies said his search for Tracy’s replacement would begin immediately. The Rockies will be the fourth team to change managers this year. Boston fired Bobby Valentine, Cleveland dismissed Manny Acta and Houston fired Brad Mills.