Daniel O'Dowd

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Daniel J. O'Dowd

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Dan O'Dowd was the General Manager of the Colorado Rockies from September of 1999 until after the 2014 season. In 2006, during his tenure, the Rockies began explicitly looking for players of "character", defining character as being Christian. O'Dowd said he was nervous others would be offended by their policy, which clearly was offensive to many. In 2012, he became the team's Chief Baseball Operating Officer. That was the year he implemented a radical plan to use a four-man starting rotation with his pitchers working with a very limited pitch count; the strategy did not produce obvious positive results and was soon abandoned. He resigned following the 2014 season, as the Rockies had made the postseason only twice in the preceding 20 years, 15 of which were under O'Dowd's command. Senior Vice-President Bill Geivett, who had significant responsibilities related to the day-to-day on-field operations of the club, resigned at the same time.

Prior to joining the Rockies, O'Dowd worked in the front office of the Baltimore Orioles through 1987 in various capacities including sales and marketing and minor league operations. He moved to the Cleveland Indians as director of player development from 1988 to 1992 and assistant GM from 1993 to 1998.

O'Dowd's son, Chris O'Dowd, began his pro career in 2012 in the San Diego Padres organization.

Preceded by
Bob Gebhard
Colorado Rockies General Manager
Succeeded by
Jeff Bridich

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