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Walt Weiss | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (51) / 11/28/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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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

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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, 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

The Rockies and manager Walt Weiss could have a multi-year contract extension agreed upon by the end of next week.

Weiss went 74-88 in his first year at the helm of the Rockies, and apparently it was enough to convince ownership that he was the man for the job in the long term. Rockies owner Dick Monfort has been involved in the process the entire way and seems intent on locking up Weiss, who was just on a one-year deal, quickly. Weiss had expressed a desire to return at multiple points throughout the season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss will meet with team owner Dick Monfort and members of the front office beginning Wednesday.

Monfort has already said that he wants Weiss back for 2014, but the two sides still need to hammer out a contract. While Weiss worked on a one-year deal this past season, he has acknowledged that having more than one year on his contract might have an impact on how his players view him. The Rockies finished at 74-88 this season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Dante Bichette will resign after one season as the Rockies' hitting coach.

It's for personal reasons, as Bichette has had trouble being away from his family. The Rockies are currently tied for second in the National League with 690 runs scored this season.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Walt Weiss is expected to return for his second season as the Rockies manager in 2014.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort clarified Friday that he wants Weiss back, and that Weiss wants to return. The only thing left to do now is iron out a contract, though negotiations won't begin until after the conclusion of the season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 08:59:00 AM

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