The Rockies finished the season with the third-worst record in the National League, winning just 64 games in a season that was plagued by injury and disappointment. Jim Tracy, who had been awarded an indefinite contract extension following the 2011 season, resigned on Oct. 7 after a meeting with the front office.
Weiss played three seasons with the Colorado Rockies from 1994 to 1997 in the middle of a 13-year MLB career at shortstop. Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1982, Weiss won the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year award with the Oakland Athletics and won the World Series with the A's in 1989.
Playing with four teams in his career, Weiss batted .257 with 1,207 career hits and 386 RBIs. Weiss retired in 2000 after three seasons with the Atlanta Braves and is currently the head varsity coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.
Jason Giambi, who retired from playing for the chance to earn the manager's spot, and Tom Runnells have also interviewed for the vacant position.