Last night, the Rockies announced that they have hired Walt Weiss as their next manager (first reported by Troy Renck of the Denver Post).
Weiss replaces Jim Tracy who abruptly walked away and quit in October. Initially, the Rockies were considering not only Weiss but also Arizona Diamondbacks' 3rd base coach Matt Williams and Rockies current pinch hitter Jason Giambi among others.
Tracy and the Rockies were coming off their worst season in history finishing at 64-98.
Weiss is in some regards returning home as he played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-1997 and was a special assistant to GM Dan O'Dowd from 2002-2008. Last season he coached Regis Jesuit High School outside Denver to a 20-6 record.
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