Walt Weiss steps down as Rockies manager
It’s time to close the book on the Walt Weiss era in Colorado.
The Rockies announced on Monday that Weiss is stepping down as manager of the club after four seasons. His three-year contract expired upon the conclusion of the 2016 campaign on Sunday, and he will not be pursuing a new deal.
Walt Weiss has decided to step down as #Rockies manager.
His 3-year contract has ended with the 2016 season. pic.twitter.com/T9CM3OXg6W
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 3, 2016
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Weiss cited strife with the Colorado front office in his decision to resign. Weiss had apparently had a rocky relationship with general manager Jeff Bridich and had been left out of the loop in several major organizational decisions over the last few months.
Weiss, who had recently been in the news for this somewhat controversial lineup decision, went 283-365 (.437) in his four years managing the team. The Rockies finished 2016 with 75 wins, the most of any single season during Weiss’ tenure. Saunders also adds that Glenallen Hill, who is currently the franchise’s Triple-A manager, could be a candidate to replace Weiss.