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Walt Weiss | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (53) / 11/28/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 188
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports that Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu is no longer in the running for the Diamondbacks and Rockies manager jobs.
He interviewed for both but evidently didn't make the final cut. Wakamatsu will presumably return as manager Ned Yost's right-hand man in 2017. Nov 4 - 12:06 PM

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According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez is a candidate to become the Rockies' next manager.

And he has the blessing of Cubs manager Joe Maddon: "I would hope that Davey does get that opportunity to interview and possibly get the job," Maddon said before Game 5 of the World Series. "Davey's not afraid to have the tough conversation." Tim Wallach, Brad Mills, Glenallen Hill, Bud Black, Don Wakamatsu, and Sandy Alomar Jr. have also been tied to the opening in Colorado. Walt Weiss stepped down October 3 after a falling out with upper management.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Oct 31 - 12:31 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu will interview for the Diamondbacks' and Rockies' open manager jobs.

Wakamatsu has been the Royals' bench coach since 2014 and was the Mariners' manager for 2009 and then part of 2010 before he was fired. Tim Wallach, Glenallen Hill, Brad Mills, Bud Black, Dave Martinez and Sandy Alomar Jr. have been tied to the Rockies' job, while Torey Lovullo and Alex Cora have been connected to the Diamondbacks' gig.
Oct 30 - 1:10 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Rockies have been granted permission to speak to Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach about their managerial vacancy.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reported Monday night that Wallach has emerged as a candidate. The Rockies are looking for a new voice after Walt Weiss stepped down following four seasons on the job. Wallach was a bench coach with the Dodgers under Don Mattingly before following him to Miami last year. Braves first base coach Eddie Perez has also been mentioned as a possible candidate for Colorado.
Oct 25 - 11:10 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach is emerging as a candidate for the Rockies' manager job.

It's not a surprise, as Wallach has been a candidate for multiple manager posts the last few years. Wallach was a coach under skipper Don Mattingly during his days with the Dodgers and followed Mattingly to Miami after he was hired by the Marlins.
Oct 24 - 10:16 PM

Reyes Urena of El Universal in Venezuela reports that the Rockies are considering Eddie Perez for their managerial vacancy.

Perez, who is currently the first base coach for the Braves, has already interviewed for the managerial opening in Atlanta. The Rockies are also known to have interest in Glenallen Hill, who currently serves as the manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque.
Oct 8 - 10:09 AM

Walt Weiss has stepped down as the Rockies' manager.

2016 was his final year of a three-year deal and he probably wasn't going to be retained after going 283-365 over a four-year stretch. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported Sunday that Weiss' relationship with Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich had become "strained" and that Weiss was being left out of the loop of conversations regarding the club's offseason plans. The search for a new skipper begins now in Colorado.
Oct 3 - 11:05 AM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are not expected to bring back manager Walt Weiss next season.

Weiss' contract expires after this season. Not only is the skipper just 283-363 as manager of the Rockies, but Saunders says Weiss' relationship with general manager Jeff Bridich has been "strained" and the manager "has been been left out of the loop regarding major decisions dating to the offseason." Bridich said he'll meet with Weiss this week to discuss the season. It sounds like he could deliver some bad news at that time.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 2 - 12:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Walt Weiss will return as the Rockies' manager next season.

Weiss is just 208-278 in his first three seasons in Denver, although the Rockies weren't really built to contend any of those campaigns. He'll be entering the final year of his contract in 2016, so it could be a make-or-break season for the skipper.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 09:27:00 PM

The Rockies have fired pitching coach Jim Wright.

Assistant pitching coach Bo McLaughlin has also been let go. Colorado posted a league-worst 4.84 staff ERA in 2014, and these two will serve as the scapegoats. Wright was the Rockies' pitching coach for three years. He had spent 18 years in the organization.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:07:00 PM

The Rockies have officially promoted Jeff Bridich to general manager.

Bridich is the third general manager in team history, replacing Dan O'Dowd. He has worked in the Rockies' front office for 10 seasons, including the last three as the senior director of player development. He'll be tasked with turning around a team which has finished either fourth or fifth in the NL West in each of the last four seasons. Some big changes could be on the way in Colorado.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:02:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Dan O'Dowd is stepping down as Rockies' general manager.

In addition, assistant general manager Bill Geivett is resigning and leaving the organization. O'Dowd has served as GM of the Rockies since 1999 while Geivett has been a member of Colorado's front office since 2000. However, something clearly needed to change after four straight disappointing seasons. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies will promote farm director Jeff Bridich as O'Dowd's replacement, making him the third GM in team history.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:16:00 AM

The Rockies have hired Blake Doyle as their hitting coach and Eric Young, Sr. as their first base coach.

Young, who played five seasons with the Rockies, worked in the same capacity with the Diamondbacks from 2010-2012. This will be Doyle's first professional coaching job.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 02:01:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Eric Young Sr. has emerged as a strong candidate to become the Rockies first base coach.

Young, who is the Rockies all-time leader in stolen bases, worked in the same capacity with the Diamondbacks from 2010-2012. He also worked as a baserunning instructor with the Rockies for two weeks last spring.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Rockies signed manager Walt Weiss to a three-year contract extension.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post first reported the news. Weiss received a one-year deal when he was hired last winter and led the club to a 74-88 record in his first season as a major league manager. It was enough for the Rockies to make a multi-year commitment.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 12:47:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Chad Bettis
5German Marquez
6Yency Almonte
7Shane Carle
8Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Scott Oberg
6Jairo Diaz
7Matt Carasiti
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jeff Hoffman
12Chris Rusin
13Rayan Gonzalez
14Sam Moll