Dan O’Dowd Biography
Dan O’Dowd is an American studio analyst working for MLB Network. He joined the MLB Network in 2014, after previously working for Colorado Rockies.
Dan O’Dowd Career
O’Dowd attended Montville Township High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Rollins College. Prior to joining MLB, O’Dowd worked as the general manager of the Colorado Rockies from September 20, 1999, to October 8, 2014. O’Dowd’s tenure at GM has yielded inconsistent outcomes. After taking control of the team, he traded Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, and Darryl Kile, deciding to assemble a pitching, speed, and defense-oriented squad.
O’Dowd signed pitchers Denny Neagle and Mike Hampton to long-term contracts the following season following an unexpected 82–80 run. Subsequently, O’Dowd tried to cut costs and assemble a core group of young players around franchise star Todd Helton. The team produced players like Troy Tulowitzki, Ubaldo Jiménez, Jeff Francis, and Matt Holliday while he was in charge.
O’Dowd received a contract extension following the 2007 Rockies season’s thrilling playoff run after winning 21 of their final 22 games to force a tiebreaker against the San Diego Padres, which was their most unexpected run ever. Before falling to the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, the Rockies, who made their first postseason appearance in twelve years, swept the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies.
That same year, O’Dowd remained general manager and the Rockies restructured their front office in 2012 as a result of their struggles, appointing Bill Geivett as director of major league operations. O’Dowd worked for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles for 15 years prior to joining the Rockies, progressing from assistant general manager to director of baseball operations.
Dan O’Dowd Salary
O’Dowd earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Dan O’Dowd Net Worth
O’Dowd has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an analyst.
Dan O’Dowd Age
O’Dowd was born on September 6, 1959, in Montville, New Jersey, United States. He is 64 years old as of 2023 and he celebrates his birthday on the 6th of September every year.
Dan O’Dowd Height and Weight
O’Dowd stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 92kg.
Dan O’Dowd Family
O’Dowd likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Dan O’Dowd Wife and Children
O’Dowd has been married to Jackie O’Dowd since 1989 and celebrated their 33rd anniversary on October 29, 2022. The couple has three children, two sons, Chris and Jack, and their daughter, Lexie O’Dowd Heil. Chris, who serves as the Atlanta Braves catcher, tested positive for Testosterone metabolites of external origin and was suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor league drug program in 2015.
Dan O’Dowd WIN Reality
O’Dowd is currently the Founder and Chairman of WIN Reality. Established in 2018 by Chris and Dan O’Dowd, WIN Reality is the leading sports and technology company in Austin, Texas. The company’s mission is to provide players with new opportunities to get better at the sports they love. Currently, WIN Reality enables baseball and softball hitters to train with the Meta Quest headset against game-speed pitches to enhance their timing and confidence in real games