Walt Weiss and the Rockies have agreed to a three year contract extension, which will keep Weiss in a Rockies uniform until 2016, according to multiple reports. Weiss, in his first year of managing took the Rockies to a 10 win improvement over the 2012 campaign. Weiss went 74-88 with the Rockies in his first year as a manager in all of baseball.
As a player, Weiss played successfully in the big leagues for fourteen years. He played four years in Colorado, where he hit .266 with 14 HR and 143 RBI over his tenure. Weiss, 49, has been a good manager for improving Colorado, as they play in a relatively easy NL West.
"There are some good things in place," Weiss said. "We've got to play better offensively, especially on the road, for us to be a serious contender, but if you turn on the TV [during the playoffs] and watch the games, you see a lot of dominant arms. That's part of what it takes to play in October. We're developing some arms -- we had guys step up and hopefully have got some guys on the radar."
"I think it comes down to stability for our club from the players' perspective, that the manager is going to be around," Weiss said. "That's not an issue that comes up during the season because you know the manager is going to be there.
Both quotes courtesy of MLB.com.