One Puzzle Piece in Place: Mark Wiley

The Rockies officially announced that Mark Wiley has been named as the Director of Pitching Operations.  The job entails overseeing the pitching within the organization, from draft preparation through the minor and major league team.

Wiley is no stranger to the Rockies as he was the Special Assistant of Pitching Operations 2006-07.  His most recent stint was with the Marlins as pitching coach and then Special Assistant to the GM.

Wiley has been in the game for the past 43 years, 20 of those as player and 17 as a major league pitching coach.

While Wiley won’t be in charge of who is hired as the next pitching coach, he does expect to have some say as to who should be considered:

I’m sure I will have some input in that, but I won’t be the one who dictates the choice, but I will be close to the situation and I think I can provide some input and advice for all the pitching coaches in the organization.

 

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sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago

Like this move. As noted in a couple of the con-current threads – I don’t know much about Mark Wiley per se, but I like having this position and thinking of pitching in a holistic sense, organization wide.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

“…like having this position and thinking of pitching in a holistic sense, organization wide.”

Agreed, sdcarp. Hopefully, Wile will help them establish a successful pitching model they can implement and adhere to for years to come.

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
7 years ago

Watching the World Series: the piggyback seems to work if you can go Zito then Linsecum. Otherwise, I think Wiley would be wise to return to a traditional model.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Did anyone else interview for the position? I don’t think so. Wiley’s name was planted with Renck by the Rox ever since we first heard the creation of the position. Shouldn’t you at least interview a few viable candidates if you are going to create such a position to hear what those candidates have to say? Wiley may indeed be the best man for the job, I just hope he’s not just one of BIB DOD’s ‘good ‘ol boy network’.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Exactly…this organization isn’t even smart enough to give the impression of going through a proper evaluation process.

Now we probably know what happens during the draft.

Liz
Liz
7 years ago

Cisco Kid, what is this “the best man for the job” stuff? When have the Rox ever made that a requirement of any post?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

According to Renck over at the DP, the Rox have interviewed Walt Weiss for the manager’s position. I guess this is what they meant by looking outside the organization. Are they that desperate to find a manager that they are combing the HS ranks for candidates? What a joke this team has become. As long as they’re interviewing HS coaches, why don’t they go to Marc Johnson of Cherry Creek? At least he has a long track record of winning… Read more »

Timo
Timo
7 years ago

Gotta say. I don’t mind the Weiss interview. We already know that no serious manager will come aboard with the front office structure that is currently in place. Besides I’d rather it be Walt than Giambi. He doesn’t have as much ties to these guys and can maybe provide some accountablity from the players. I guess I don’t care much because of the FO mess that is still prevalent.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Timo

Walt Weiss was one of my favorite Rockies ever. If he’s the manager, I might entertain the idea of attending a game or two next season just to see him in uniform again.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Let’s turn the clock back a couple of years ago when the Giants came to Coors for a late Sept, 2010 weekend series and announced that they were filing a protest with MLB for the Rox handling of the humidor. Since that period of time the Giants have won two WS championship and the Rox have the 2nd or third worst record in all of baseball. How fortunes change.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Troy Renck of the DP must be reading the RWO posts again looking for material. He writes today an article about this exact subject we here at RWO discussed a few days ago. Glad we can help a dying friend.

Here is the article:

http://www.denverpost.com/renck/ci_21892394/colorado-rockies-face-giant-sized-obstacle-contend-nl

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

LOL I saw that too! that said, he is spot on with his analysis of the Giants as a tough organization that gets tougher as their competition gets tougher. Unlike the Rockies who are full of players and managers that shrink under pressure, quit, come up with excuses and my suspicion even feign injury when the road looks too difficult. That 9-27 record vs the Giants is laughable. The Rockies roll over and show their bellies because the Giants made… Read more »

Doc
Doc
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I’d go back to the spring of 2010 when Kelly McGregor passed on as the real turning point. In hindsight, I’d say that Kelly provided the guts and inspiration for the club, and without him, the Rox went into a tailspin as DOD grabbed Monfort’s ear. The stink with the Giants was more like the nail in the coffin.

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
7 years ago

That protest by the Giants is primarily why I dislike that franchise so much. There is a silver lining in all this. Imagine how Barry Bonds must feel seeing how well the team has done once he was gone. Of course, with his ego he will have no clue as to how much of a burden he actually was to that team. BTW, we are located on a hillside here in WV so will not get flooding here at the… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Things are quiet. Too quiet. I’m kind of shocked there is not Dan Haren speculation being twitted by the usual suspects.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

How about Josh Hamilton? Get him as a FA to play CF and trade Cuddyer and Fowler for pitching and payroll relief to help offset Hamilton. You still have Colvin to play RF. You can probably also get Michael Young for cheap. I can live with those guys in the lineup next year to go along with Cargo, Tulo, & Wilin. I can do without Uggla, he’s too much hit or miss. For 2nd base any combination of Ruttledge, Lemahieu,… Read more »

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