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Rockies close to extension with manager Walt Weiss

Oct 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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In a move you don’t see very often the Rockies plucked Walt Weiss away from his job coaching high schoolers and gave him a one-year contract when they hired him as manager this offseason, but now he’s getting a new multi-year deal.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that Weiss will sign a new deal by the end of this week and it’ll be for at least two more seasons, giving him some job security following a disappointing first year in which the team went just 74-88 to finish in last place.

  1. dan1111 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Was 74-88 disappointing for this team? BP and CAIRO both had them at 72 wins.

  2. gerryb323 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Disappointing when losing100 games of Tulo and Cargo? Rockes have got two of the most-injured top talents in the game!

  3. jss1330 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Disappointing is a fine description for the Rockies season. Nobody implied the record was the fault of Weiss. Geez folks calm down.

    • yahmule - Oct 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      The Monforts aren’t disappointed. Contention isn’t a goal. I mean, it’s nice if everything comes together and it happens every five years, but nobody cares one way or the other. They’re completely insulated by yes men and the local media knows too much honesty will get your access severely restricted. They know they can continue to run a garbage product onto the field and employ an amateur like Dan O’Dowd because people will still turn out to the ballpark. Turns out summer evenings in Colorado are so beautiful people just want to get out and enjoy them.

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