Following a month-long search, the Rockies named Walt Weiss their sixth manager Wednesday night. Weiss received a one-year deal, a challenge he embraces.
“It has moved fast and it’s a great opportunity,” Weiss told The Denver Post. “It’s who I am, having lived in this city, and played for this organization. It’s been part of my identity the last 20 years. I am not motivated by the terms of contract. I am just focused on the job.”
The Rockies’ brass met for several hours Wednesday night before choosing Weiss over finalist Matt Williams and Jason Giambi and Tom Runnells.
...“I am trying to get my head around this and over the past few weeks I have come to grips with it. There are going to be things that I won’t foresee that will be part of the job. I will figure things out,” Weiss said. “And I will lean on guys around me and get help with the logistics about that part of the job.”
The Rockies signed Weiss in 1994 to stabilize the shortstop position and bring a veteran presence to the clubhouse. He has been around the organization ever since.
“He fell into our lap and was everything we expected and more,” said former Rockies GM Bob Gebhard. “He was a leader in every way.
Posted: November 08, 2012 at 06:40 AM | 25 comment(s)
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