Today the big news around baseball is that Jamie Moyer made the Rockies starting rotation for the 2012 season. The stats and such are flying around the Twitterverse. You know, stuff like Moyer is 49 years old xx days and Satchel Paige was xxxx older or Moyer started his big league career before the Rockies were an organization or Moyer proposed to Tug McGraw’s daughter or Moyer’s first purchase with his first big league contract was a Ford Model T. You know, Moyer is old.
The one thing that did catch my eye was this tweet from Patrick Saunders:
#Rockies Moyer thanked Tracy. Tracy said: “I stopped him right there. I said thank you is not necessary because we don’t give handouts here.
Dan O’Dowd has a record of 852-931.
Jim Tracy has a record of 230-210 (156-168 since the beginning of 2010).
The GM and the Manager blame the players and clubhouse atmosphere for the disaster that was 2011. If the Manager cannot manage his team what is he being paid for?
He is getting paid for the indefinite future because he received an indefinite contract before Spring Training started (whatever that means and whatever that is worth). It sure seems like the team gives free handouts. At least in the front office they do.