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Walt Weiss | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (52) / 11/28/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 188
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Joe Frisaro of 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

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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, 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

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