Walt Weiss Out as Colorado Rockies Manager

Walt Weiss, Trevor Story
The Associated Press

Walt Weiss opted to step down as manager of the Colorado Rockies after four losing seasons.

Weiss finished the 2016 campaign with a 75-87 record, which actually marked the high point in wins during his tenure. The manager’s contract expired at the end of this season. He completes his stint with a 283-365 record. The team has never won the National League West and this season’s finish in third marked the franchise’s best since prior to Weiss’s arrival.

The laid-back Weiss enjoyed a solid relationship with players but a strained one with the club’s general manager.

“Weiss was named the Rockies manager on Nov. 7, 2012,” the team noted in a statement. “In four seasons, he compiled a 283-365 record, including a 75-87 mark in 2016. His hiring as manager marked his third stint with the Rockies, as he played four seasons for Colorado (1994-97) and was special assistant to the general manager for seven seasons (2002-08).”