Jim Tracy, Staff Will Return In 2012

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy will enter the 2012 season without a contract extension, but he will announced his 2012 staff on Wednesday.

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Colorado Rockies Announce Return Of Entire Coaching Staff In 2012

The Colorado Rockies announced on Tuesday night that Jim Tracy's entire 2011 coaching staff will return in 2012. This announcement was expected on Wednesday, but since no one was relieved of their duties there appears to have been no issue making it earlier.

That means Tom Runnels returns as the bench coach, Bob Apodaca as the pitching coach, Carney Lansford as the hitting coach, Glenallen Hill and Rich Dauer as the first and third base coaches and Jim Wright as the bullpen coach.

According to Thomas Harding:

Tracy says pointing fingers is "the easy way out," so he's not going to do that to his coaching staff.

That's not a helpful answer. While Tracy had every right to keep his same exact staff, where exactly is the change from 2011's outcome going to come in 2012? Tracy lathered this season, rinsed with having control over his 2012 staff and then repeated.

For more on the Rockies, visit Purple Row.

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Rockies Manager Jim Tracy Will Make 2012 Staff Announcement On Wednesday

While the 2011 Colorado Rockies season ends, the 2012 campaign begins right away for manager Jim Tracy. With full knowledge that he is not receiving a contract extension any time soon, Tracy will announce his 2012 coaching staff on Wednesday, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck.

Bench coach, hitting coach and pitching coach are all open to be replaced, but Tom Runnels is expected to be back as the bench coach, reports Renck. That leaves Carney Lansford and Bob Apodaca awaiting their fates as the hitting and pitching coaches.

Lansford joined Tracy's staff last offseason when the team let go of Don Baylor while Apodaca has been with the team since Oct. 2002. Neither saw their respective areas do well this season, but firing them can be seen as scapegoating them for Tracy's inability to do anything either.

But changing coaches won't do much if the team doesn't add more talent to the roster, which Dan O'Dowd will hopefully do this offseason.

For more on the Rockies, visit Purple Row.

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Jim Tracy Will Return As Rockies Manager In 2012 Without Contract Extension, Says GM Dan O'Dowd

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy will enter the 2012 season without a contract extension, but he will be able to get rid of his coaching staff if he wants to.

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