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Walt Weiss named Colorado Rockies manager

The Colorado Rockies have hired Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in franchise history, replacing Jim Tracy.

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Rockies' Walt Weiss names Tom Runnells bench coach

The 57-year-old Runnells has been the Rockies' bench coach since 2009.

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Rockies hoping Giambi stays on as hitting coach

Giambi lost out on becoming the manager, but the Rockies still want the veteran first baseman on their coaching staff.

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New Rockies manager Weiss gets one-year deal

Former Rockies shortstop has never coached in professional baseball

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Rockies name Walt Weiss manager

Weiss becomes the sixth manager in Rockies history.

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Weiss the favorite to land Rockies' manager job

Walt Weiss, who spent several years with the Rockies as a special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd, is reportedly the favorite to replace Jim Tracy as Colorado's manager.

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Eric Young Sr. was on Rockies' radar for manager

Eric Young Sr., who spent the past two seasons as the Diamondbacks' first base coach, was reportedly one of a few preliminary candidates for the Rockies' managerial vacancy.

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Rockies complete managerial candidate interviews

Matt Williams completed his interview for the Rockies' managerial vacancy on Monday. Now, he and the three other candidates for the job will wait as the Rockies make their decision.

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Rockies to interview Williams on Monday

The Rockies will conclude their interviews for the open managerial post on Monday when they meet with Diamondbacks third-base coach Matt Williams. The team is expected to come to a decision on the position in a few days.

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Jerry Manuel, Pete Mackanin candidates for manager

Jerry Manuel and Pete Mackanin can be added to the list of candidates for the Colorado Rockies managerial job, open since Jim Tracy's resignation on Oct. 7.

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Rockies interview Walt Weiss for manager

Former Rockies player, Walt Weiss is the latest to interview for their open managerial position.

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Rockies talk to Walt Weiss about manager's job

The Colorado Rockies have talked to former shortstop Walt Weiss about the vacant manager position, according to a report.

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Jason Giambi still candidate to be Rockies manager

Veteran Jason Giambi remains squarely in the running for the Rockies' open managerial position.

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Rockies to interview outside managerial candidates

Colorado is expected to expand its managerial search to outside candidates in the coming days.

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Giambi to interview for Rockies manager

The Colorado first-baseman recently had hernia surgery to keep the possibility of a 2013 season alive.

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Rockies to interview bench coach Runnells Thursday

Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells will be the first candidate interviewed for the vacant managerial position left by Jim Tracy.

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Rockies dismiss Carney Lansford, Rich Dauer

The Colorado Rockies dismissed hitting coach Carney Lansford and third base coach Rich Dauer on Monday, a day after Jim Tracy resigned from the manager position.

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Jim Tracy resigns: Rockies in state of disarray

Jim Tracy's choice to resign on Monday was a surprising one. He was told earlier in the season that he could stay with the team as long as he wanted to manage them. His parting words after leaving sounded more like he was dumping the team than the other way around, which left a bad taste in the mouth of Rockies blog Purple Row.

The blog writes that the chaotic state of the Rockies is still fairly apparent with Tracy needing to leave on his own, even though he clearly wasn't the right man for the job that the Rockies had presented:

This tells me that the organization is in such disarray that they still aren't recognizing their own strengths and weaknesses properly. They wanted Tracy to come back. Tracy is notorious for being the type of manager who would rather go with a mediocre veteran over a struggling young player who just needs time to fight his way through a rough patch. (...) Tracy isn't the guy for that job, and yet the organization was set to have him manage the team forever.

Colorado has already begun the search for a new manager, with a few in-house candidates available as well as a surprising possible candidate in current player Jason Giambi. The hope should be that the team finds a guy who will play to the strengths of the club in the future, as the organization continues to "build from within" with solid prospects like Wilin Rosario and Josh Rutledge.

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Jim Tracy: 'Not the right man for this position'

After resigning as manager of the Colorado Rockies, Jim Tracy said he was 'not the man for this position.'

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Rockies' Gonzalez voices support of Jim Tracy

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez released a statement on Jim Tracy's resignation as Rockies manager through his publicist, Fabiola Bohorquez.

Via Purple Row's Rafael Rojas Cremonesi:

"Jim Tracy's resignation is something I truly regret, since he gave me the chance to play in the major leagues and prove my talent. It has always been an honor to play for him. I always believed he would have a chance to be with us next year. He is truly respected inside our clubhouse and I hoped he would be with us so he could help us improve and have a better season in 2013. Sadly, we had one of the worst seasons in franchise history and when these things happen our jobs are at stake ... the General Manager has a decision to make and we will respect it. We hope our next manager comes in with all the best energy he can have so we can turn things around and make us a better team in 2013."

Although Gonzalez's struggles in the second half contributed to the club's poor performance, he carried the club through a first half that was just as tumultuous. As such, anything Gonzalez has to say on the subject certainly shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt. While there isn't a lot in his statement that is surprising, the fact that Gonzalez voiced his support of Tracy does say something, as several of his teammates, including Jordan Pacheco, Rex Brothers and Dexter Fowler, did the same thing shortly following the announcement.

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Jim Tracy bids adieu to the Rockies

Rockies manager Jim Tracy resigned on Sunday after three-plus years at the helm. How did things go so wrong that a man who had a deal in place to be the manager as long as he wanted suddenly wanted nothing to do with the organization?

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Rockies internal candidates emerge for manager

Jim Tracy is out as the Colorado Rockies manager and now the team must begin the search for a new one. Two names that have already emerged are in-house candidates, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck:

Runnells has served as the team's bench coach since May 2009 when he was brought up from managing the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He took over the role from Jim Tracy, who had been promoted to manager following Clint Hurdle's dismissal.

Stu Cole managed the Double-A Tulsa Drillers before moving up to the Sky Sox to fill the vacant spot left by Runnells' promotion.

Certainly the Rockies can do better than those two candidates and Rockies fans will want to see a wide net spread in the search. After all, we're not even a few hours into the Rockies' new future.

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Jim Tracy resigns as Rockies manager

Before the season started, Jim Tracy was told he could manage the Rockies for as long as he wanted to. That want apparently dissipated after a 98-loss season, as Tracy resigned on Sunday.

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Jim Tracy to meet with Bill Geivett Friday

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy will meet with Bill Geivett, the director of major league operations, Friday for a discussion regarding Tracy's job status

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Jim Tracy wants to manage Rockies in 2013

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has managed his club to the worst record in team history this season, but he says he wants to be back at the helm in 2013.

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Rockies may revisit Tracy's 'indefinite' status

Prior to the season, the Colorado Rockies told manager Jim Tracy that he can run the club for as long as he wants. Now, it appears that the team's horrific season may lead to a change of plans ... or will it?

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