Bud Black reportedly interested in Rockies manager job
Could a return to the NL West be in the tea leaves for Bud Black?
According to a report by Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post on Tuesday, Black has confirmed that he is interested in the Colorado Rockies’ vacant managerial position.
Black, the former NL Manager of the Year, previously managed the San Diego Padres, going 649-713 (.477) in nine seasons before being fired in 2015. He reached an agreement to become the manager of the Washington Nationals last year but backed out after being offended by a low-ball contract offer from them. Black then returned to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where he had served as pitching coach from 2000 to 2006, as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler in 2016.
The Rockies are looking to fill the vacancy left behind by Walt Weiss and would be wise to give Black, who was also a finalist for the Atlanta Braves job that ultimately went to Brian Snitker, a long, hard look.