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Best Move by a General Manager Denver 2010 - Firing Clint Hurdle

Readers' Choice: Firing Clint Hurdle, hiring Jim Tracy

Those are hard words to read, considering that Clint Hurdle managed to lead the Rockies to their first World Series appearance. But last spring, with the Rockies limping out of the gates, it was time for a change, and GM Dan O'Dowd pulled the trigger, ousting Hurdle in favor of bench coach Jim Tracy. Whatever Hurdle was selling, the players weren't buying — and the change of salesman helped the Rockies shock-and-awe their way back into the playoffs.

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Yeah, good call. Clint Hurdle then went to the Rangers as a hitting coach, completely changing their offense and leading them to the World Series.