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Marcel Lachemann Resigns As Special Assistant To Colorado Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd

On Tuesday night, Jack Etkin of Inside the Rockies reported that Marcel Lachemann resigned as special assistant to Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd. Lachemann had philosophical difference with the organization over how to develop pitchers. He could no longer practice the Rockies way.

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Etkin points out the lack of development of Rockies pitchers since 2006, but 2009 first-round pick Tyler Matzek is likely one of the leading factors in Lachemann's decision to depart. Matzek started the 2011 season with the Modesto Nuts but regressed so poorly that he was sent home for two weeks. There, he worked with his personal pitching coach. His coach follows the unconventional teachings of Mike Marshall. Our Colorado Rockies blog, Purple Row, had a great breakdown of this back in July.

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Etkin believes Lachemann could head to the Pittsburgh Pirates and reunite with close friend Clint Hurdle. While Rockies manager, Hurdle had worked closely with Lachemann when he moved from the dugout to the front office.

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