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Rockies choosing between Walt Weiss and Matt Williams; Jason Giambi no longer in running

Nov 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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Despite plenty of initial skepticism Jason Giambi emerged as a legitimate candidate for the Rockies’ managerial opening and was interviewed for the job, but Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that he’s no longer in the running.

According to Saunders that means the Rockies have narrowed their choice down to either Walt Weiss or Matt Williams, with Weiss being the presumptive favorite.

Colorado’s owner and various front office decision-makers are getting together later this week at the MLB general manager meetings, so a decision could come shortly. In addition to Weiss, Williams, and Giambi the Rockies also interviewed a fourth candidate in bench coach Tom Runnells.

Giambi, who’s a 41-year-old free agent, indicated previously that he’d like to continue playing if the Rockies didn’t hire him as manager.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I think Giambi would make a decent hitting coach.

    “Here….if you want to hit better text this number. Tell him Giambini said you’re cool.”

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I heard it on the grapevine that Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is still the mystery candidate to manage the Rockies.

    • personalspaceinvader - Nov 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      It wasn’t funny the first time. Why would it be funny this time?

      • thesmedman - Nov 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

        Bullwinkle?

  3. fm31970 - Nov 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    “Giambi, who’s a 41-year-old free agent, indicated previously that he’d like to continue playing if the Rockies didn’t hire him as manager.”

    Awkward.

  4. willclarkgameface - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    The Rockies might as well NOT have a manager and just have a computer spit out lineup cards. Let the pitching coach make pitching changes and call it a day. This franchise is a mess.

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