The Colorado Rockies lost their manager on Monday when Jim Tracy resigned from the position – one that he held since mid-2009, when he was named Manager of the Year. That season, he helped lead an upstart Rockies team to the postseason, but things steadily got worse year by year leading to the 98-loss season the team suffered in 2012.
Following his walking away from the team, Tracy said in a phone interview that he didn't feel he was the right man for the job any more:
"Let me put it to you this way, I really don't feel that I am the right man for the job any longer. A lot of situations have changed since I was first asked to manage this club. It changed quite a bit from May 29 (2009) to the present. (...) I am not the right man for this position."
By resigning, Tracy walked away from $1.4 million, which would have been his salary in 2013 had he stayed with the club. He leaves the team actively looking for a replacement for the first time since 1999.