DENVER (AP) - Players who stood by Jim Tracy while the Colorado Rockies endured their worst season in franchise history are reiterating their support for him following the manager's resignation over the weekend.
Left-hander Jeff Francis said he was surprised to hear Tracy had decided to step down, telling The Associated Press in an email: ``I loved playing for him and I think everyone did. The Rockies will miss him for sure.''
Among the most vocal supporters was outfielder Dexter Fowler, who appreciated Tracy sticking with him through protracted slumps over the last two seasons before a breakout 2012. He tweeted, ``Man I'm gonna miss Tracy, thanks for believing in me! You are a wonderful and stand up guy!''
Rex Brothers, Tyler Colvin and Josh Rutledge also tweeted praise for Tracy.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Rangers vs. Rays Prediction Will the Rangers and Rays play under the betting total tonight when the two teams meet at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Marlins vs. Reds Prediction Will the struggling Reds beat the Marlins when the teams open a new series Friday night at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cubs Prediction Will the Cubs stay hot and beat the Cardinals when the rivals open a new series at 2:20PM ET on Friday afternoon?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction Will Madison Bumgarner lead the Giants to victory tonight when they host the Padres at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction Will the Dodgers beat the Braves on the runline when the teams open a new series tonight at 10:10PM ET?

MLB Team Pages