Rockies, Manager Jim Tracy Have “Handshake Agreement” On Extension
The Colorado Rockies re-signed manager Jim Tracy past 2012 today, but there is a “handshake agreement” between the club and Tracy that will allow him to manage the team as long as he wants, according to MLBTradeRumors.com.
On MLB Network Radio, Tracy said that the deal will be evaluated every year but that he has “an opportunity to manage this club, basically…as the way I understand it, until I don’t want to manage it anymore,” according to MLBTradeRumors.com.
Tracy added that he has “every intention of finishing my career in a Colorado Rockies uniform,” according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Tracy took over as the Rockies’ manager in 2009 and led the team to a Wild Card berth; Tracy was named NL Manager of the year that season. In three seasons with the Rockies, he has a 230-210 overall record.