Rockies discuss manager; Weiss, Williams in mix

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 07, 2012
With the baseball general managers' meetings taking place at a hotel owned by Rockies owner Dick Monfort, Colorado officials are meeting this week to discuss a successor for manager Jim Tracy. Walt Weiss and Matt Williams are thought to be the favorites to replace Tracy, who quit Oct. 7 following a last-place finish in the NL West. Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells and first baseman Jason Giambi also interviewed. Monfort has been meeting with general manager Dan O'Dowd and senior vice president of major league operations Bill Geivett at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Geivett wouldn't say whether a decision could be made during the annual GM sessions, which end Friday. ''I think the meetings that we have will determine that, as far as time frame,'' he said. ''I think we've worked through a number of candidates and the issues. We're still discussing.'' He said no more interviews are planned. ''How we look at it is who's going to be the best fit with our players and our club,'' he said. ''Nobody's been told they're out of it - except for Romney,'' a reference to losing presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Weiss, the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year with Oakland, played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-97 and was a special assistant to O'Dowd for several years starting in 2002. He left to spend more time with his family and currently is varsity baseball coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver. ''He would take trips in the minor leagues. He was always around with the major league club at home, as well,'' Geivett said. ''I know Walt pretty well.'' Williams, a five-time All-Star third baseman, has been Arizona's third base coach the last two seasons after a year coaching first base. Before that, he was a Diamondbacks' broadcaster for five years. ''I played against him in college when he was at UNLV,'' Geivett said. ''No real personal contact.'' The 2007 Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball referenced a report by the San Francisco Chronicle that said Williams bought $11,600 worth of growth hormone, steroids and other drugs in 2002. Williams said a doctor advised him to try growth hormone to heal an injured ankle. HGH was not banned by baseball at that time.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Most strikeouts by a hitter in a single season
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Huskies, Buffaloes go back-to-back with amazing plays

Rolando McClain suspended indefinitely by NFL

Kerr has great response to latest Barkley criticism about Warriors

Helfrich, Kelly spoke about possibility of Kelly returning to Oregon

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

Eric Dickerson: Rams would be better off without Jeff Fisher

Sheriff: Joe McKnight shooting suspect fired from inside car

Revis insists he has 'a lot' of football left, still loves game

Report: Siemian misses practice Friday, Lynch likely to start

Report: Five teams chasing Chris Sale, asking price high

Best of Yardbarker: CFB Championship Week chaos

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL sweaters)

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Everything you need to know for CFB Championship Week

Box Score 12/2: High-kicking it into the weekend

Jeff Fisher is the unkillable cockroach of NFL head coaches

Four teams to keep an eye on at the 2017 Winter Meetings

Eugene Monroe opens up about NFL’s drug policy

Ideal MLB offseason blueprint for every team

Eight NFL teams facing must-win games in Week 13

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Everything you need to know for CFB Championship Week

Jeff Fisher is the unkillable cockroach of NFL head coaches

Four teams to keep an eye on at the 2017 Winter Meetings

Porzingis reshapes Knicks by elevating his game

TailGreater: Your championship week playlist is set

Clarification: Why the rules near the crease need to be fixed

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker