Rockies have “handshake agreement” with manager Jim Tracy on extension

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The Rockies announced this evening via their official Twitter account that they have a “handshake agreement” on a contract extension with manager Jim Tracy.

No word on the exact details, but Tracy’s current contract was set to expire after this season. And so, the new deal will allow him to avoid the dreaded lame-duck status.

Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd released the following statement on the extension:

“We expect this relationship to continue for a number of years. We are building a culture of value together in a world of performance.”

It sounds like O’Dowd stole that last sentence from a car commercial, but he is obviously thrilled to have Tracy in the fold for the foreseeable future.

Tracy owns a 230-210 record (.523) since taking over as Colorado’s skipper when Clint Hurdle was fired in May of 2009, but the Rockies are coming off a disappointing 73-89 season.