Didn't find this online, just on my driveway - snips form DenverPost June 24, 2012
"...This season is a referendum on The Dan - the failed, supreme, supine, supposed commander of the Pet Rox. The Dan got [the year of] The Fan into this chaotic consition - the nadir in franchise history. Now, he's demanded a laughable four-man starting rotation, with 75 maximum pitches, that has reduced the Rockies to becoming the biggest butt of major-league baseball jokes. That's a clown decision, bro. So, at last, The Dan must go.
... Waist-deep in his 13th season, without one division title and only two postseason appearances, The Dan has been a flop. His drafts have been dissected and disrespected. Only two pitchers (including retread Jeff Francis) on the current roster were produced by a team that preaches "home-grown." The Rockies have one star on the roster from all those drafts, and he's on the DL again. The Dan, according to my research, has engineered 124 deals. In my opinion, only five (4 percent) had positive long-term effects. ... If The Dan looked at those lists objectively and had any pride in his work or love for his adopted community, he would resign by July 1.
... If I were named general manager - I've been around professional baseball longer than Monfort and The Dan combined - I would get rid of the this short-sighted, dim-witted four-man, limited pitch-count rotation, and I would fire pitching coach Bob Apodaca and promote Bo McLaughlin from the Sky Sox. ... I would schedule interviews to hire a new general manager for 2013 from this quality group of current assitant GMs ..."
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pretty good article by Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, going much farther into trades, signings and his recommendations for the team and front office personel moves than I listed here. He does a lot of fluff pieces, but he will also say what needs to be said. Here with O'dowd and previously with McDaniels and Xanders.
Woodrow - "...I would get rid of the this short-sighted, dim-witted four-man, limited pitch-count rotation, and I would fire pitching coach Bob Apodaca and promote Bo McLaughlin from the Sky Sox. ..."
Looks like Paige nailed that one. I'd tossed out the idea of moving Jim Wright out of the pen, but they went with Bo McLaughlin from AAA instead. Officially it'll be co-pitching coaches with Wright continuing to do an excellent job in the pen and McLaughlin taking care of the starters.Keep in mind almost all our starters and long relievers have tuned their game under Bo in the 'Springs - Friedrich, White, Outman, Nicasio, Pomeranz, Chacin, Moscoso, Torres, Roenicke, Chatwood, Scahill.
2lofan - "Woody was one of the first Denver journalists to call for the axing of O'Dowd. Kisla has finally followed. Most of the others are staying politically correct and staying away from firing O'Dowd while they continue to write about how horrible they are (Dave Krieger)."
Re - Most the Denver Post crew (Woody, Kisla, Rencke) have written articles calling for O'dowd to be fired. Krieger left the Denver Post for 850 KOA. I'd be interested in his opinion as well as that of other local radio commentators on O'dowd if you could provide any.
*PS edit - Found Kreiger's 850 KOA page, but no posts concerning O'dowd.http://www.850koa.com/pages/krieger.html