Dan O’Dowd, Bill Geivett Resign from the Colorado Rockies; Jeff Bridich named GM


Dan O’Dowd was the fourth-longest tenured general manager in the Major Leagues.

Word broke Wednesday morning that general manager Dan O’Dowd, alongside assistant general manager Bill Geivett, resigned from their respective positions for the Colorado Rockies. Rockies’ fans couldn’t be any happier, but are a bit skeptical with Colorado’s hiring “from within”, with new general manager Jeff Bridich.

O’Dowd has been general manager for the Colorado Rockies for quite some time, 15-years to be exact. In that time under his control, the Rockies have produced just four winning seasons, including two playoff appearances ( 2007, 2009). His partner in crime, Bill Geivett, was in charge of Major League operations since the 2012.

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Colorado promoted Jeff Bridich to the general manager role. Bridich has been O’Dowd’s “right hand man”. At just 37-years-old, Bridich will get the chance to show he is worth the gig. One thing that stands out about Jeff is that he’s a smart man — a former baseball player at Harvard University in fact.

If you’re wondering about head coach Walt Weiss, he is reportedly safe according to a league source.

O’Dowd’s tenture is one to flush, but won’t be forgotten. He tallied a career 1,129-1,302 record (.464 win percentage) which only three teams have featured lower (Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Baltimore).

Personally, it’s about time the Rockies’ made some noise, getting rid of O’Dowd and Geivett for some new, fresh ideas. People are worried about whether Bridich will carry the same philosophies or not, but only time will tell. Until then Rockies’ fans, rejoice — change is underway.