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  1. So it’s like when Dick Cheney’s job title was Vice President.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — August 1, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

  2. Monforts did a nice job of smearing their dinner so it looks like they ate their peas here. Its all still there, it just looks a bit different.

    This is a huge slap in the face to Rockies Fans everywhere, we demanded change, and instead we get nothing, just a nice little press release that tries to insult our intelligence.

    O’Dowd is still in charge of making trades, signing free agents, etc, so in short, no change was made.

    Comment by Mark — August 1, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

  3. Who needs quality when you’ve got quantity!

    Comment by RMD — August 1, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  4. Given the choice between firing him and not firing him, the Rockies invented a seemingly impossible third option where O’Dowd is simultaneously fired and not fired. Does Schrodinger know about this?

    Comment by Aaron W. — August 1, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

  5. O’Dowd was part of an Indians front office that brought in Manny, Thome, Lofton, Baerga, Kent, the Alomars but oddly enough they never developed any pitching until after he left

    Comment by Hmm — August 1, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

  6. I hear this is only the beginning of the changes. Soon, they will go to a four-man GM rotation.

    Comment by Jack — August 1, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  7. Plooooooooooopp

    Comment by Chazzy — August 1, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

  8. Sounds like he’s using a similar theory in Colorado.

    Comment by Jason — August 1, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

  9. No, but I hear Rockies fans are ready to seal O’Dowd in the box and not look inside.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — August 1, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  10. Who in the Rockies organization was responsible for drafting Greg Reynolds with the second pick, when Longoria, Lincecum, and Kershaw were on the table?
    Now that the Rox will probably have the second pick this year, will O’Dowd take full responsiblity for this?

    Comment by kidzero — August 1, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  11. This logic is stupid. You could also say “who was responsible for skipping over Pujols and Trout? And why did 6 teams skip over Tulo?” There are ALWAYS draft busts

    Comment by Alex — August 1, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

  12. Not that I’m necessarily defending O’Dowd here, but a lot of anti-O’Dowd sentiment stems from things that happened 5, 6, 7 years ago. Not that drafting Greg Reynolds suck, but people are quick to point that out but not really highlight the fact that since 2008 our drafts have actually been pretty good.

    Comment by Resolution — August 1, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

  13. the rockies are a total joke. i’m incredibly embarrassed to be a fan right now.

    Comment by jim — August 1, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

  14. Lazy article and research, Mr. Cameron. Not impressed. I’m not a Rockies fan, and thus not intimately familiar with the situation, but I think I’d at least have the common sense to try to get a vague pulse on the fanbase and ownership before offering judgment.

    Comment by sumajestad — August 1, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

  15. Lol what are you talking about? This wasnt meant to be a detailed “opinion” piece chock full of research and golden informational nuggets. He was reporting news. Nothing more.

    Comment by jpg — August 1, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

  16. ok alex
    let’s revisit this issue when the Y2012 amatuer draft occurs. This is a critical, if not franchise making, decision for years to come.
    don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a rockies season tix holder since day 1; drafting and development for the Rockies are the key issues to success….Is Dan O’dowd up to this?
    Draft “busts” just don’t add up when you consider that the Rox don’t have the resources to screw up….

    Comment by kidzero — August 1, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

  17. I just took the vague pulse on the fanbase. The results were: “blech”, followed by “ugh”, and then “yarf.”

    Comment by Royo — August 1, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

  18. Remember in spring training when the Rox had 10 starting pitchers? How were they gonna use all of the gems that ODowner had collected in the offseason? Remember they were all high flyball pitchers? Rox fans thought crafty ol’ Dan had found the new inefficiency. Moneyball 2.0.

    Fail.

    This club needs a complete reboot. Remember a few seasons back when it was all about sinker/groundball pitchers?

    Comment by kdringg — August 1, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  19. The first four rounds of that 2006 draft was ugly for the Rockies with inmortals Greg Reynolds, David Christensen, Keith Weiser and Craig Baker. Too much altitude can cloud scouts judgment.

    Comment by mtortolero — August 1, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  20. Maybe they should resign Mike Hampton.

    Comment by Pinstripe Wizard — August 2, 2012 @ 8:59 am

  21. Kidzero, Just because your team lacks the resources to whiff on draft, doesnt make it immune to whiffs. It happens. Ask KC, Pitt, and other small market/small budget teams. Yes, you have to draft smarter, but…. nobody is perfect, and all teams have their “drafted bust before star” stories.

    Comment by Cidron — August 2, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  22. or, denny neagle — heck, or both !

    Comment by Cidron — August 2, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

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