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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Renck: Geivett’s role breaks tradition as Rockies search for sustained success

Renck provides more information on the Rockies’ other experiment this season: the two-headed GM of Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett. 

Dan O’Dowd remains the GM, with his focus on scouting, player development and roster construction. Longtime assistant Bill Geivett was promoted to a unique position: He essentially is the director of major-league operations on a daily basis. Geivett relocated his office to the conference room in the Rockies’ clubhouse.

...“I think it’s more about taking what you have and figuring out how to make it the best it can be within the elements and environment that they have to perform in,” O’Dowd said last week. “To do that, we needed a completely different model than the traditional manager and GM model. In fact, in reality, and it might sound crazy to say this, but the GM model, from my vantage point, is being eliminated here.

“I have already done that to a great degree, and it will be eliminated even more as we look at it. It might be fine in other venues and situations, but I think there needs to be an intermediary step here, of someone who has total ownership of all of these ideas. Somebody who is intimately involved in the lineups and injuries and travel and nutrition and whatever the thing might be. That is Givo’s job.

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puck Posted: September 02, 2012 at 02:21 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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