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Walt Weiss, Colorado Rockies Agree to Three-Year Extension


According to ESPN the Colorado Rockies have signed Manager Walt Weiss to a three year contract extension. This is huge for this organization that is now six seasons removed from making a World Series appearance. The Rockies finished ten games better than in 2012, which is a huge jump in win totals and Weiss is a main reason why. Injuries really derailed the Rockies season, but Weiss still did a great job of getting his players ready to play every day.

Weiss will have players that can win him a lot of games when healthy. Add a healthy Dexter Fowler, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez for 155 games a season and this team could really make some noise. The pitching staff made some improvements this past season and it will only get better with the young pitchers they have in their system. The Rockies could be looking to be a contender within the next few seasons.

Weiss had experience with the Rockies organization before last season. He was a player for the Rockies from 1994-1997 and a special assistant to the General Manager from 2002-2008. Weiss knows the mission of the Rockies and what they want as an organization, which will only help in the long run. No money has been announced on the contract as of yet but with his history with the organization, he will get what he deserves.

 

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