Walt Weiss: The Best Quotes from the Recent Homestand
By Kevin Henry
With last night’s 11-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies concluded a seven-game homestand in LoDo. The Rockies, managed by Walt Weiss, dropped two of three to the San Francisco Giants before winning just one of four matchups against the lowly Reds.
Throughout the homestand, Weiss met with the media before and after games. During those times, he offered insight and opinions on everything from the health of Nick Hundley to any input he might have into the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.
In this article, we’ve put together some of the best quotes from Walt Weiss from the past week. Check it out and see some of the things we learned this week…
On Hundley and when he’ll be back with the Rockies…
“Hundley’s doing well. He’s getting close to going out and playing some games. At some point on the upcoming road trip, it’s pretty realistic for him to rejoin us.”
On moving people like Trevor Story up and down the lineup, depending on who’s playing or pitching…
“Given the choice, they’d like to stay in one spot, but I don’t know how realistic that is with all of the moving parts you have over the course of a Major League season. Guys adapt very well. I try not to make drastic changes but with a couple of guys, here and there they’re going to be moving around but they seem to handle it very well.”
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On Charlie Blackmon and his stellar season…
“I don’t know what the next step is for him. I think it’s what he’s doing … continue to play at a high level for extended periods of time.”
On Blackmon against left-handed pitchers…
“Charlie’s done a good job against tough left-handers this year. Even in the past, his track record is pretty good against lefties. He’s really come a long way in that area.”
On his thoughts on who the Rockies might select in the upcoming MLB Draft…
“I look at video from time to time of some of the amateur players but our scouting department is pounding the pavement 24/7 so it’s not fair for me to interject or give an opinion based on five minutes of video. These guys have been watching these kids in some cases for a year or more. I’m not very involved in that process, but from time to time, I’ll look some video and give my opinion of that video I’m watching.”
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On the reaction to games that the Rockies don’t play well in, such as Wednesday’s loss to the Reds and Thursday night’s defeat…
“We’ve been very resilient. I don’t concern myself too much with it. Of course, you want to make them aware of it when it doesn’t look right but these guys respond very well.”