This just in: Dan O'Dowd has not been fired.
Mile High Sports broke the story that O'Dowd will be retained by the club, although in a lesser role. MHS reports that, according to their source: "Assistant general manager and senior vice president of scouting and player development Bill Geivett would assume day-to-day baseball operations responsibilities with O’Dowd moving to a new role within the organization as vice president of baseball operations"
In other words, the Monforts are pussies. Rather than putting O'Down through a humiliating (and much deserved) firing, they opted instead to just kind of string him along. Basically, they are going the "let's just be friends and maybe see other people for awhile" route rather than just straight-up sending O'Dowd packing.
The Rockies just continue to prove that, as an organization, they have no balls whatsoever. Fans are disgusted. They want to see blood in the water. Instead all they are getting is more of the same weak-sister B.S..
O'Dowd needs to be completely removed. He has no faith in the Rockies or their ability to overcome the altitude in Denver. He's the primary reason the team is rudderless. As soon as his replacement is named, Jim Tracy should be fired, too. And, no, the team should not hire from within.