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MLB: Rockies Sign Walt Weiss to 3-Year Extension

Oct 15 2013, 6:22pm CDT | by

The Colorado Rockies signed manager Walt Weiss to a three-year extension on Tuesday.

The Colorado Rockies signed manager Walt Weiss to a three-year extension on Tuesday. In spite of the Rockies 74-88 record in 2013, it is still a 10-game improvement from a year ago. Weiss' new deal...

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MLB: Rockies Sign Walt Weiss to 3-Year Extension

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The Colorado Rockies signed manager Walt Weiss to a three-year extension on Tuesday.

The Colorado Rockies signed manager Walt Weiss to a three-year extension on Tuesday.

In spite of the Rockies 74-88 record in 2013, it is still a 10-game improvement from a year ago. Weiss' new deal ends speculations about his job security after his one-year deal in 2012, per Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. 

With the return of his coaching staff, Weiss stressed the importance of stability moving forward.

"It comes down to stability for our club from the players' perspective. That the manager is going to be around. That's an issue that comes up during the season and now (shouldn't). There's something to be said for that. I think that (owner) Dick (Monfort), (assistant GM Bill Geivett) 'Geivo' and (GM) Dan (O'Dowd) felt the same way. 

"We are trying to build something here and we wanted some stability." 

Aside from stability, Weiss is also going to put a premium on making adjustments on the road, where the Rockies won just 29 games in 2013. 

"We have to get better at situational at-bats on the road. There's a competitive edge for our hitters at our place, that there isn't on the road. It's going to be hard, but it's something we feel we can prevail at." 

He also needs to address offense overall, as the Rockies wound up with just 706 runs in 2013 -- their lowest total ever. This will prove to be a challenge with the retirement of first baseman Todd Helton, their all-time leader in hits. 

In terms of Weiss' motivational skills, All-Star right fielder Michael Cuddyer recalls an Aug. 9 team meeting the manager called, the only one of 2013. 

"In that team meeting he had sensed that we weren't playing hard, that we were giving up. He made it clear that wasn't happening under his watch. And we needed that.

"How can you not respect a guy who has been to 13 postseasons and won the World Series? He commands respect and deserves it. I am happy for him."

Colorado hung around at one point this past season, being just four and-a-half games behind the eventual NL West champions Los Angeles Dodgers, but went on a free-fall after the All-Star Break. They were just 22-24 in their last 46 games.

"I like the way our guys competed down the stretch, when we looked like we were out of it. Our guys still played really hard...playing to the last out of every game, the last out of the season. For me, that was a bright spot." 

Weiss is a former All-Star shortstop who spent 14 years in the majors, four with Colorado in the 1990s. He was a special assistant to the general manager of the Rockies from 2002-2008.


 

 
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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a ...
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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a bounce-back performance for Aren ...
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Arenado, Matzek shine as Rockies rout Pirates

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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a bounce- ...
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Arenado, Matzek shine as Rockies rout Pirates

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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a bounce-back performance for Arenado, removed from Friday’s ...
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Arenado, Matzek shine as Rockies rout Pirates

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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a bounce-back performance for Ar ...
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Arenado, Matzek shine as Rockies rout Pirates

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Arenado, Matzek shine as Rockies rout Pirates

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DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was a bounce-back performance for Arenado, removed ...
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