Thursday, October 21, 2004

Dodgers to Offer Tracy Multiyear Deal

DePodesta says he wants a longer extension for the manager, and he also hopes to retain all of his coaches
By Bill Shaikin
The Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2004

The Dodgers plan to offer a multiyear contract extension to Manager Jim Tracy, General Manager Paul DePodesta said Wednesday.

"We haven't talked about a one-year scenario," DePodesta said. "One year doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Then I'm just back in the same spot next year."

DePodesta, hired on the eve of spring training and awarded a five-year contract, inherited Tracy, whose contact expires this fall. DePodesta deferred a decision on the manager's future at the time of his hiring and throughout most of the season.

The Dodgers won the National League West this season, for the first time since 1995. The club has posted a winning record in each of Tracy's four seasons as manager.

DePodesta said he planned to offer extensions to Tracy and all of his coaches, with the hope of concluding negotiations before the general managers' meetings Nov. 9-12 in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Read the entire article here on the Los Angeles Times website