Colorado Rockies: 5 Candidates for the Open Manager Job

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Sep 29, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) walks back to the dugout after checking on Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray (55) during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) walks back to the dugout after checking on Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray (55) during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 7, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the congratulate right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) prepares to take a bat in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

One Final Thought

The Rockies will almost certainly be better next season. That has less to do with the manager, and more to do with the quality of their young talent. But if Colorado is going to finally reach and sustain a level of consistent success, it’s vital they do a better job maintaining the relationship with their manager … whoever that manager may be.

The last two managers in Colorado left town on such bad terms that they chose to step down. A Major League Baseball managing job is one of the most coveted positions in the country, if not the world. The fact that Jim Tracy and now Weiss both walked away from that rather than try to make it work with the front office and the Monforts is troubling.

No one can say for sure that one of the candidates named above can lead the Rockies back to the playoffs. What we can say for sure however, is that if the front office doesn’t do a better job of building and maintaining a healthy work relationship with that manager, it won’t make a difference who they hire.

Next: Could Matt Holliday Come Back to Colorado in 2017?

The pieces on the field seem to be aligned for the Rockies to make a run next year. But the best organizations have strong leadership at the top, and as of this moment, it’s not clear that Colorado has that.

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