Alex White apologizes after DUI arrest

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 5 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White apologized to the team, fans and his family after his arrest on drunken-driving charges.
Rockies GM: Tracy to stay with team

Rockies GM: Tracy to stay with team

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies Manager Jim Tracy will remain with the team after his contract expires at the end of this season, General Manager Dan O'Dowd said Monday.

Rockies give Tulowitzki big new contract

DENVER, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Wednesday signed a six-year contract through 2013, with a club option for the 2014 season.

Rockies' first baseman has elbow surgery

DENVER, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Monday.

Jose Mesa signs with Colorado Rockies

DENVER, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Free agent relief pitcher Jose Mesa has agreed to a one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. The deal includes a club option for the 2007 season.

Matt Holliday gets new deal with Rockies

DENVER, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies have picked up their 2006 contract option on outfielder Matt Holliday, but declined a similar option on catcher Todd Greene.

Rockies to promote Jeff Francis

DENVER, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies prized pitching prospect Jeff Francis will join the club later this month instead of going to the Olympics.

Rockies ink Jeff Fassero

DENVER, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms with veteran lefthander Jeff Fassero on a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Rockies waive Ronnie Belliard

DENVER, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies have waived second baseman Ronnie Belliard for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

Rockies extend GM's contract

DENVER, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday extended the contract of General Manager Dan O'Dowd and exercised their option on Manager Clint Hurdle through 2006.

Rockies decline option on Steve Reed

DENVER, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Righthander Steve Reed of the Colorado Rockies is a free agent after the club decided against picking up his option for 2004.

Rockies sign Greg Vaughn

DENVER, April 10 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies signed the veteran slugger Greg Vaughn Thursday to a minor league contract with Triple A Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League.

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Report: Williams to be dealt to Rockies

Report: Williams to be sent to Rockies

PHOENIX, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two long-term veterans, Arizona third baseman Matt Williams and Larry Walker of Colorado, are the principals in a proposed blockbuster trade between the teams.

Rockies name Wright pitching coach

DENVER, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- After posting the highest earned run average in the major leagues, the Colorado Rockies have decided to switch pitching coaches.
Dan O'Dowd
Colorado Rockies Vice President and General Manager Dan O'Dowd (R) talks with Rockies manager Clint Hurdle (L) during batting practice prior to interleague game against the Texas Rangers at Coors Field in Denver June 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Dan O'Dowd has served as the General Manager of the Colorado Rockies since September 20, 1999. Before being hired by the Rockies, he spent 15 years working for the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians, working his way from Accounts Manager to Director of Baseball Operations / Assistant General Manager. .

The results of O'Dowd's GM career have been mixed. Upon taking over the team, he traded fading stars Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, and Darryl Kile, opting to build a team around pitching, speed and defense. The following season, after a surprising 82-80 run, O'Dowd signed pitchers Denny Neagle and Mike Hampton to long-term contracts. The acquisitions turned out to be disastrous for the club and were two of the worst free-agency signings in baseball history. Afterwards, O'Dowd attempted to shed salary and build a foundation of young talent around franchise cornerstone Todd Helton. Under his watch, the team developed everyday players such as Matt Holliday, Troy Tulowitzki, Jeff Francis, and Ubaldo Jimenez.

The 2007 season was arguably the most surprising run by any Rockies team, as the team won 21 of their last 22 games to make it to a tiebreaker against the San Diego Padres. The Rockies, who were making their first playoff appearance in 12 years, swept both the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks en route to the 2007 World Series, before losing to the Boston Red Sox. O'Dowd was rewarded with a contract extension following the team's successful playoff run. Under O'Dowd's leadership, the Rockies have managed just three winning seasons and an overall record of 769-852 as of the 2009 season.

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