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Rockies manager Walt Weiss takes lumps but will never quit

As Walt Weiss sat with his back to a rock-hard wall in the Rockies' dugout, where he has suffered through a summer of bad luck and worse baseball, the 50-year-old manager forced a grin and asked a visitor: "How you doing? You doing better than me? I'm betting you are." The Rockies have flirted with the ugly possibility of 100 losses all summer long. Weiss has worn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Weiss agree on extension

Manager Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies. He went 74-88 in his first season as manager, a 10-game improvement over the previous season. The 49-year-old Weiss came out of the high school coaching ranks last year on a one-year deal with the Rockies after Jim Tracy stepped down following a 64-98 season in 2012. A former All-Star shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Walt Weiss re-ups for three years with Rockies

The Colorado Rockies and manager Walt Weiss have agreed to a three-year contract extension. Weiss was surprisingly hired by the club before the 2013 season despite no managerial experience in the major or minor leagues. While Colorado scuffled to a 74-88 record in 2013, they were just four games under .500 at 46-50 at the All-Star Break before falling off a cliff and finishing...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies, Weiss agree on 3-year extension

Manager Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies. He went 74-88 in his first season as manager, a 10-game improvement over the previous season. The 49-year-old Weiss came out of the high school coaching ranks last year on a one-year deal with the Rockies after Jim Tracy stepped down following a 64-98 season in 2012. A former All-Star shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Colorado Rockies made a mistake by creating Director of Development position

By Brian VanderBeek (Beat Writer covering the Modesto Nuts for the Modesto Bee)Bill Geivett moved his office into the Rockies clubhouse one year ago.MODESTO, Calif. - As I write this, there is no one looking over my shoulder, no one telling me my approach or emphasis is wrong.I’m free to write pretty much anything I want because I have assumed control of this blog post.In other...
Via Rockies Review
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado offense flat in loss to Washington Nationals on day team says goodbye to Eric Young

Eric Young, Jr. isn't going to be easy to forget for many fans.If Jim Tracy was still around he would have spent his five minutes with the media after the game tipping his cap to Washington Nationals starter Ross Ohlendorf.The Colorado Rockies got owned by the Triple-A call-up on Wednesday night at Coors Field. The former Pittsburgh Pirate and former San Diego Padre gave up just...
Via Rockies Review
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Early conclusions on the job that Walt Weiss is doing for the Colorado Rockies

Has Walt Weiss been up to the task so far in 2013?The high school coach with a one-year contract to be the manager of the Colorado Rockies has come out of the gate with a 10-4 record.Walt Weiss came out of nowhere, almost literally, to be the manager of the Rockies in October after Jim Tracy resigned after a 64-98 record that was due, in large part, to his incompetence and excuse...
Via Rockies Review
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Opening Day has arrived, Colorado Rockies fans can put 2012 behind them

After a long winter, baseball is back.Merry Christmas, Colorado Rockies fans. Opening Day has arrived.In most homes in America, Christmas is December 25th. For baseball fans, Christmas is the day when winter ends and their team steps on the field after a long winter. Something about cold weather and snow giving way to warmth, green grass and sunshine brings hope back to even the...
Via Rockies Review
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays narrow managerial search

The Toronto Blue Jays have narrowed their managerial search down to Jim Tracy and Jim Riggleman, ESPN.com reported Saturday. The job opened up when John Farrell left to be the Boston Red Sox's new manager a month ago. Tracy resigned as Colorado Rockies' manager in October after the club finished 64-98. Riggleman has been managing the Cincinnati Reds' Class AA affiliate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays close to naming new manager

The Toronto Blue Jays have been bolstering their roster this winter. Thus far the Blue Jays have signed Melky Cabrera to a two year contract and are awaiting the approval of a trade with the Miami Marlins. That trade would gain them Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle among others. Yet, the Blue Jays do not have a manger yet. That may change soon. Reports say that the Blue...
Via Tireball.com
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rockies might already be undermining new manager Walt Weiss

The Colorado Rockies don't do a lot of things right.  There's no, "but they do do so-and-so right" follow up coming.  They just don't do a lot of things right and, if anything, they seem to be finding new and creative ways to not do things the right way. Take, for example, their recent hiring of new manager Walt Weiss.  Now, nobody can complain about...
Via The Outside Corner
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies officially name Weiss as manager

The Colorado Rockies named former shortstop Walt Weiss their new manager. Before making the official announcement, the team sent an email to their season-ticket holders. Weiss is expected to be announced at a Friday news conference. The 48-year-old replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned on Oct. 7. As a player, Weiss spent 1994-97 with the Rockies. "It has moved fast and it&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies hire Walt Weiss as their next manager

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...
Via PRO Rumors
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies hire Walt Weiss as manager

The Colorado Rockies have hired former major league shortstop Walt Weiss as their sixth manager in franchise history. Weiss, 48, was selected over Matt Williams, Jason Giambi and Tom Runnells.  His only coaching experience comes from the high school level where he took Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado to a 20-6 record and the 5A state championship semifinals. Weiss replaces...
Via Sports-Glory
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies hire Walt Weiss as manager

Walt Weiss is making the rare jump from the high school dugout to the big leagues. The Colorado Rockies hired the former major league shortstop Wednesday night to replace manager Jim Tracy, who resigned Oct. 7 with one year and $1.4 million left on his contract rather than return to a club where its assistant general manager had moved into an office in the clubhouse. The 1988 AL...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies hire Weiss as manager

Former rookie of the year Walt Weiss has been selected as the Colorado Rockies' manager, the team announced in an email to its season-ticket holders Wednesday night. Weiss, who was a popular player with the Rockies and the Oakland A's during his playing career, will replace Jim Tracy and became the club's sixth manager in 21 seasons. He is expected to be introduced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies tab Walt Weiss to fill vacant manger role

Walt Weiss becomes the Colorado Rockies 6th manager.In a long-awaited decision, the Colorado Rockies have chosen Walt Weiss as their next manager.The former American League Rookie of the Year has never managed, or coached in professional baseball. He served as a special assistant to the general manager for several years, but never in an official coaching role.Weiss was asked to join...
Via Rockies Review
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies discuss manager; Weiss, Williams in mix

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Final Four For Rockies Manager Job

The Colorado Rockies have narrowed their search for a new manager down to four finalists. The position became available when Jim Tracy resigned on October 7, 2012. Tracy took over the job in 2009, leading the Rockies to the playoffs and winning NL Manager of the Year. Tracy, perhaps tactically impaired, followed up his Rockie debut with a wild card collapse in 2010 losing 13 of his...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox trade executive's son for minor leaguer

Less than a week after Rick Hahn began his new job as general manager of the Chicago White Sox, he traded the son of the man who formerly held his job. Hahn dealt minor-league outfielder Ken Williams Jr. to the Colorado Rockies for first baseman-outfielder Mark Tracy, the White Sox announced. Williams is the son of Ken Williams Sr., the team's former general manager who was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Williams looks like he could be the next Colorado Rockies manager

Matt Williams could be the next Rockies manager.The Colorado Rockies have definitely gone outside the box in their search for a new manager.Initially, the news that Jason Giambi was a serious candidate to step away from playing and immediately become a big league manager was enough to get most people talking, even those outside of Colorado.The Rockies initially interviewed Giambi...
Via Rockies Review
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

What will it take to trust the Colorado Rockies again?

Following a franchise-worst 98 loss season, the Colorado Rockies are in desperate need for some grace from their fans.The issues go far beyond the amount of losses, the trust between the fans and the front office has been broken, something a professional sports franchise can ill afford to have happen.The confusion that comes from 20th & Blake is the hardest part for fans to understand...
Via Rockies Review
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies expand managerial search

The Colorado Rockies are looking outside the organization to fill the managerial vacancy left when Jim Tracy resigned after the season. Sources told the Denver Post that potential candidates include Cleveland's Sandy Alomar Jr. the Los Angeles Dodgers' Tim Wallach, Oakland's Mike Gallego and San Diego's Brad Ausmus. Alomar, Wallach and Gallego are coaches. Ausmus...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies hire Wiley as director of pitching operations

The Colorado Rockies announced Monday they have hired Mark Wiley as their director of pitching operations. This position was recently created the Rockies, and it is not the same as the team's pitching coach, a role that has yet to be filled. According to the Denver Post, Wiley will oversee the pitchers throughout the organization. He will also have a say in the hiring of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies need to quit searching for a new manager

Bill Geivett should be the Colorado Rockies next manager.The Colorado Rockies continue to spin in circles.Assistant General Manager Bill Geivett and General Manager Dan O'Dowd are in the process of interviewing for their open manager position after Jim Tracy let them know that he couldn't handle the reins that they were putting on him. He passed up $1.4 million instead of...
Via Rockies Review
October 17, 2012  |  1 Comment
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