May 25, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss, left, congratulates Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, right, in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies have limped early this season after starting the year 7-2. At what point does manager Walt Weiss take the heat for the team’s struggles?
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Walt Weiss hasn’t ever had success as the manager of the Colorado Rockies (remember, this team has had the worst winning percentage in baseball since the beginning of 2014), but to be completely fair to him, he also hasn’t had a lot to work with; abysmal pitching, injuries, players like Yohan Flande (no offense man, I love you, but you’re not an ace) and Jorge Rondon taking the hill… it’s been tough.
Plus, Weiss had previously struggled under the watchful (yeah…) eyes of Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett. Now, with both of those men gone, may be more free to try his own brand of baseball (like hitting the pitcher eighth, and employing defensive shifts – yay!).
All of it brings me to the question, though: should Walt Weiss keep his job? Our friends at Purple Row do monthly weigh-ins on the status of the general manager, so I thought it might be a good time to hijack their idea (love you, guyz) and find out what readers think about Weiss. Plus, Jeff Bridich has weighed in on the subject, himself.
So, get to it, y’all:
I’m going to argue in a post later this week that Weiss does not deserve to be fired, but really, I want to see what you guys think and what the prevailing sentiment is among Rockies fans and readers on Weiss’ job security.