Weiss Given Three Years

The Rockies have officially suggested that the Walt Weiss hiring was a good one, despite the team ending up in the basement, by extending his contract.

Colorado has offered Weiss a three-year deal and he has accepted the terms, stating:

I am very excited & grateful to have the opportunity to lead this club as we work toward building a championship level team.”

— Walt Weiss

The Rockies finished a dismal 74-88.  While it was 10 games better than they did in 2012, they were still last in the NL West and an almost constant embarrassment to the fans.

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jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago

I don’t mind Weiss being given 3 years to prove himself. He wasn’t the main problem and his shortcomings were just inexperience…I feel like many here, the bigger problem is in the leather chairs in the front office making the calls and not the wooden bench in the dugout.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Totally agree. Weiss might be an average Manager (I don’t think we know enough yet to classify him), but even if he’s “average,” that puts him far down on our list of problems.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

JD,

What’s your view on IggyRox’s suggestion on a one day boycott to send the Monfort’s a message of the fans discontent? Your comment above concerning the Rox management is one shared by a majority consensus on this site. I agree with Iggy that a message needs to be sent. It’s obvious that all the talk on cyberspace isn’t making a difference on how things get done at 20th & Blake.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Boycott will make no difference. It might be embarrassing on TV, but it won’t affect management decisions.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Roxnsox, I have to respectfully disagree. Imagine a game gets less than 10,000 fans because of a grass root boycott (and I mean just a 1-game boycott instead of a season long one), you don’t think this would get national attention? This is a franchise that has averaged roughly 34K fans per game the past few years, and if they were to suddenly get less than 10K for a game, it would not only be an embarrassment to the Rox,… Read more »

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I hear you, but I didn’t say it wouldn’t get national attention. I said it won’t force any changes in the blind, stubborn ownership/management. It IS somewhat intriguing to think MLB might bring pressure to bear on the organization, but somehow I have to doubt that too, or the power of it.

jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I’m really hoping there will be some change before the games commence again, but that most likely won’t happen (especially after Monfort’s comments that they are doing a good job????) I don’t mind using the site at all and think it would be a great way for those that just come to vent to actually try and make some sort of change – but, I have to agree with RoxNSox, I don’t have a lot of hope that a 1… Read more »

IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Agreed Jared. However, the fact that you brought it up tells me that it had some impact on someone. A 1 game boycott won’t change a thing, but somewhere in Denver, sometime in the next 10 years, somebody is going to say “remember that 1 day boycott? we should try that”. A one day boycott on its own means nothing. However the optics that I keep referring to would probably be in the Post and MLB.com every time the Rox… Read more »

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Off topic, but I saw that the Rockies waived Edwar Cabrera, and he was picked up by the Rangers. Corpas will also become a free agent, and Manship will be on Colorado Springs, so by my count we now have 37 players on our 40 man roster, so there’s room to pick up some players without cutting anyone. At the beginning of the season Cabrera was ranked #12 among our prospects and he had had some good seasons in the… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

The Weiss resigning is a typical boring move for a corporation that loves to do the mundane. The moves that no one nit picks or no one cares about.The moves that real baseball towns would wonder whether there was someone better but in Denver we say “I guess they could do worse” or “he was the least of our problems”. A guy who won’t make too big of a stink if we lose ground next year, or trade our best… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

The one-game boycott idea is a neat one, but in my memory these boycott things almost never work. I’m trying to remember some right now. How about boycotting Target because they wouldn’t let the Salvation Army collect outside their stores? I think someone has a Barilla pasta boycott going on now because their owner won’t use gay couples in their commercials. I googled “call for boycott” and found about a dozen recent examples, none of which had any discernable impact… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

A J.Tracy/Al Sharpton analogy-genius[and hilarious] Ag.The problem with giving Walt three years is it implies that all the management team won’t be changing for for three years either,and just more more of the same mediocrity,and status quo.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

I think it’s going to take a whole lot more than a one-game boycott –even if no one showed up–for MLB to be concerned. Hell, look at Miami’s attendance. Besides, I’m sure MLB already looks at the boys in Monfort Castle as incompetents and hayseeds. Our problem is we care about baseball, whereas the typical Rox fan sees a the trip to Coors as entertainment. Half the fans are usually there to cheer on their favorite team which isn’t the… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

Nolan Ryan is done with the Rangers. My Christmas wish for the Rockies, (something that has no chance of happening). is for Nolan Ryan to be put in charge of the Rockies and let him clean house!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

So the Rockies lose the bidding war (or more likely, “put in a token bid”) for Cuban slugger Jose Abreu. He signed for 6 years/$68 million, or an average of 11 million per year with the White Sox. A big gamble committing that much money for a long time for a guy who’s not faced major league pitching except in international play, but there’s an upside too — after all, that’s what Cuddyer makes, so if he plays like Cuddyer’s… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

The other thing about Abreu – the WS didn’t have to give up a draft pick.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

If we resign ourselves to thinking the way the Rockies brass do (get something cheap!) – the name that should also be on our radar is Corey Hart. Probably a better power bet than Morneau. He’s also in a unique situation, coming off knee injuries. He’s 32 – I could see him being easily attracted to Coors for a 1-year deal in an attempt to put up big numbers and get one last semi-longterm contract. The Abreu thing makes me… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I’m afraid you’re right about the “big bat” being Corey Hart or someone on that level. He’d be a real nice DH for someone. I forget. Do we have a DH in the National League? Hey, we play some interleague games, and he could DH in those …. seriously, I’d take a flyer on him, but the mix of Cuddy staying in right and Hart playing 1B full time (or vice versa) really hurts the defense, so even if Hart… Read more »

Banjar
Banjar
7 years ago

I read the other day that Spilly is back in the United States and is available.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Jim Leyland,easily my least favorite[despised],ex Rockie quits on yet another team.I hope his legacy will be “QUITTER”!

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

There’s a great article in yesterday’s New York Times Sports section about the building of the St. Louis Cardinals. They have built this team primarily from their own draft picks (Holliday and Beltran being the exceptions). Michael Wacha was the pick that they received for losing Pujols in free agency. I wish that we were as good as the Cardinals at running an organization and developing players, but unfortunately we’re nowhere close to being that good.

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