Tag:Jim Tracy
Posted on: December 17, 2010 8:48 pm

Tracy feeling good after heart scare

Rockies manager Jim Tracy, who collapsed at the Winter Meetings due to a heart arrhythmia, says he's been getting good news from doctors and has no plans to slow down.

"I've had every test you could possibly think of, and everything is positive," he told MLB.com. "Unless I'm told otherwise, I may push down he clutch and switch to yet another gear. I mean it. There is nothing to slow me down. I don't have to do things step-by-step. No way. I'm going to keep on plowing forward."

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: December 7, 2010 3:25 pm

Rockies manager released from hospital

Good news here in Orlando, Rockies manager Jim Tracy has been released from the hospital and is headed home, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports .

Tracy collapsed in the lobby of the Dolphin Hotel early this morning and was taken to the hospital. He suffered a mild arrhythmia -- an irregularity of the heartbeat -- the team said.

Tracy, 55, lives in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., just two hours from Orlando. His media availability scheduled for later Tuesday was understandably cancelled.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: December 7, 2010 1:52 am
Edited on: December 7, 2010 10:32 am

Rockies manager Tracy collapses

Thomas Harding, who covers the Rockies for MLB.com, reports that manager Jim Tracy collapsed near the elevators at the hotel where the Winter Meetings are being held, and has been taken to a hospital. Several reporters have reported via Twitter that paramedics were rushing through the lobby. Harding's report came about 1:45 a.m. in Orlando.

Wishing the best for Tracy, 54, one of the game's good guys.

UPDATE: Harding says Tracy was "conscious and responsive" when emergency personnel arrived.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE : Everything considered serious has been ruled out by doctors, FOX Sports' Tracy Ringolsby reveals. Great news, and here's hoping Tracy is doing well.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Posted on: August 18, 2010 8:27 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2010 8:42 pm

Hawpe headed out of Colorado

Brad Hawpe Brad Hawpe is apparently on his way out in Colorado.

First there were reports he'd cleared waivers, then the Denver Post 's Troy Renck reported (via Twitter ) the team would likely make a move with Hawpe either after tonight's game or before tomorrow's game. Renck speculated Hawpe would get an outright release and the Rangers may have some interest in the outfielder.

Now Renck has this quote from Colorado manager Jim Tracy: "He was an integral part of what has happened in this organization over the last several years."

Notice the tense on that verb? Was. He gone.

Hawpe is hitting .252/.341/.430 this season, playing right field and first base. He has seven home runs and 37 RBI.

Hawpe is a career .280/.374/.492 hitter in his seven seasons in Colorado. His career home-road split isn't that bad, considering he's played with the Rockies his entire career. Of his 118 career homers, 60 are at home and 58 on the road. His slash line is .286/.378/.513 at Coors Field and .274/.369/.470.

He's owed roughly $2 million for the rest of this season and has a $10 million club option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout, but he can void that if he's traded. It would make more sense for him to just keep it and collect the half-million as he searches for a new team, because no team is going to play him $10 million next season.

UPDATE: Renck updated his blog with this comment from Hawpe, who knows what's coming: "It's a business. All players go through this."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:12 pm

Familiar surnames in draft

Through 50 rounds of the MLB Draft, several familiar names -- or at least last names -- are picked . Among those kin to current or former big-leaguers drafted:

• Delino Deshields Jr. (1st round, Astros), son of Delino Deshields.
• Cam Bedrosian (1st round, Angels), son of Steve Bedrosian.
• Kellen Sweeney (2nd round, Blue Jays), brother of Mark Sweeney.
• Mel Rojas Jr. (3rd round, Pirates), son of Mel Rojas.
• Cory Vaughn (4th round, Mets), son of Greg Vaughn.
• James Baldwin III (4th round, Dodgers), son of James Baldwin.
• Dickie Thon Jr. (5th round, Blue Jays), son of Dickie Thon.
• Connor Narron (5th round, Orioles), son of Jerry Narron.
• Drew Cisco (6th round, Reds), grandson of Galen Cisco.
• Patrick Leyland (8th round, Tigers), son of Jim Leyland.
• Benjamin Gamel (9th round, Yankees), brother of Mat Gamel.
• JaDamion Williams (10th round, Twins), son of Reggie Williams.
• Reggie Williams Jr. (10th round, Cardinals), son of Reggie Williams.
• Hunter Jones (11th round, Indians), son of Tracy Jones.
• Josh Magee (18th round, Astros), son of Wendell Magee.
• Dillon Moyer (22nd round, Twins), son of Jamie Moyer.
• Ozney Guillen (22nd round, White Sox), son of Ozzie Guillen.
• Mark Tracy (22nd round, Rockies), son of Jim Tracy.
• Bryan Harper (28th round, Cubs), brother of Bryce Harper.
• Brett Bochy (30th round, Giants), son of Bruce Bochy.
• Benito Santiago Jr. (31st round, Cubs), son of Benito Santiago.
• Andy Fermin (32nd round, Blue Jays), son of Felix Fermin.
• Devon Ethier (32nd round, Dodgers), brother of Andre Ethier.
• Logan Thompson (33rd round, Indians), son of Robby Thompson.
• Andrew Benes (35th round, Cardinals), son of Andy Benes, nephew of Alan Benes.
• Bobby Geren (36th round, A's), son of Bob Geren.
• Jake May (39th round, Reds), grandson of Lee May.
• Bo McClendon (39th round, Tigers), son of Lloyd McClendon.
• John Franco (42nd round, Mets), son of John Franco.
• Chad Wallach (43rd round, Dodgers), son of Tim Wallach.
• Benjamin Verlander (46th round, Tigers), brother of Justin Verlander.
• Joesph Jackson (50th round, Royals), great-great-grandnephew of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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