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The Oakland A’s Need to Take a Play Out Of The Rockies Playbook

Billy Beane needs to take a play out of the Colorado Rockies playbook. The Rockies were playing uninspired and painfully poor baseball under manager Clint Hurdle. So, what did the Rockies management do?

The Rockies did not subscribe to Beane's theory that firing a manager during the season is a sign of weakness for a team. Instead the Rockies fired Hurdle and offered him a job in the organization, which he turned down and is now an announcer for MLB TV.

As for the firing it jump started the Rockies. At one point the Rockies won 17 out of 18 games and are now six games over .500 with a record of 46-40. Yet, under Hurdle the Rockies went 18-28. They were ten games below .500 under Hurdle.

Since, Jim Tracy has taken over for the Rockies he has a record o...

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