July 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Matt Reynolds reacts on the mound after giving up a home run during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. The Pirates won 6-9. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
Five years ago, the Colorado Rockies were in the World Series.
Three years ago, the Colorado Rockies were in the playoffs.
Since then, it's been a steady descent into irrelevance.
In 2010, 83 wins.
In 2011, 73 wins.
In 2012, 63 wins. Maybe. If things go a little better than they've gone, so far.
When you see a progression like this, you can guess that the owner has noticed, and is less than pleased. So perhaps this story, from Troy Renck (via The Denver Post), shouldn't be a surprise:
The Rockies restructured responsibilities in their front office Wednesday, with general manager Dan O'Dowd staying in his position but focusing more on the minor leagues and player development while assistant general manager Bill Geivett will oversee the daily operations of the major league club.