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Rockies Manager Jim Tracy So-So In Terms Of Playing Talent

Reading over the SB Nation regional sites, I saw this entry over at SB Nation Boston on Terry Francona as the 14th best manager, playing talent wise. It turns out that Joe Posnanski decided to rank all 32 managers from this season in terms of their playing careers.

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Where did the Rockies' Jim Tracy come in? Eighteenth. He was pretty good in the minors, but he played only parts of two seasons with the Cubs in 1980 and 1981. Posnanski sums up Tracy's career with this line:

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Had a four-for-four game once with double and triple.

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Close, Jim, but you just couldn't hit that homer. Something tells me that fans still don't think you can hit a homer as a manager.

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Former Rockies manager Jim Leyland came in second to last. "He tried hard," Posnanski writes, Now if only he had done that as the manager of the Rockies.

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