Aug 31, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager W. Weiss (22) before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Well, the Colorado Rockies are 23 games below .500 and we all know what that means: they’re probably going to fire manager Walt Weiss.
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Poor Walter has been the manager of a poorly put together team for three seasons now and with the Rockies going into a full rebuild, it’s likely they’ll fire Walt and hire a cheap asset that they think can help build a new, younger core.
The question then will be, who do the Rockies go to in their journey to replace Weiss? Do they pick a younger manager they can sculpt alongside the players? Do they go with a veteran manager that can teach these kids how to play? Do they go with a polar bear that scares them into winning?
This may be a more important managerial hire than most think. Likely, this manager is going to work through the rebuild and into 2017/2018 when the club is competing again. So a bad hire here could have the club wasting great seasons like the Nationals did with Matt Williams and a good hire could help the team arrive as a legitimate contender a year sooner than predicted like in Chicago with Joe Maddon.
Most times, as long as you don’t completely swing and miss, the manager doesn’t make a difference. Walt didn’t make this team 23 games below .500 on his own, the Rockies have long ignored the plan to get Good Players and have instead formulated a roster of Bad Ones to lose games.
So, below, I lay out some options the Colorado Rockies have for their next manager.
Keep in mind I am not an expert and as a matter of principle I hate all old men.
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