The Colorado Rockies’ Case To Retain Walt Weiss
Aug 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager W. Weiss (22) watches the warm up of new relief pitcher in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies will soon make a decision about their on-field manager, and while he’ll likely be fired this winter… let’s play devil’s advocate.
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Let’s play a little game called Colorado Rockies Devil’s Advocate: the game show the entire family can enjoy because the arguments never stop, the hot takes come flyin’, and the debates drone on!
This week on CRDA, we’ve got a great topic: Walt Weiss. That’s right! Walt Weiss! The man that mostly everyone expects the Rockies to fire this winter (er, like, on October 5), and the man who has been the recent subject of general manager Jeff Bridich’s speaking-but-saying-nothing interviews on MLB Network!
Yes, in this episode of CRDA, I’m going to argue about why the club ought to retain Walt Weiss for 2016. He’s the man for us now, he’s the man for us in the future, he’ll be the man for us always!
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OK, stupidity aside, let’s actually think about the devil’s advocate case for keeping Weiss. Not only has Bridich been very noncommittal about keeping/canning the on-field manager, there are a couple of things I’ve been thinking about that might be working in Weiss’ favor.
First, though, let’s get this out of the way: I think Weiss will be let go after this season. The numbers aren’t exactly in his favor, and he isn’t particularly well thought of in Major League Baseball circles. I can’t argue against that, and I’m with the majority of you; fair or not, it’s probably time Weiss should go.
But let’s see what factors might be involved in him sticking around for 2016. You know, just as a thought exercise…
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