A lot of good things are happening for the Colorado Rockies lately and none are better than the choice of Walt Weiss as their manager. He turned a chance into gold during the 2013 season as there are few managers if any that could have gotten more out of the injury riddled Rockies than he did. His good work did not go unnoticed as the team has now extended his contract. He will manage the Rockies for another three seasons if everyone stays happen with one another. Seeing what he did this season, I think it is a safe bet that Weiss will manage the Rockies for even longer than that.
While I’m in the mood to make safe predictions, I think the way Weiss managed this team in his first season showed that he is able to motivate them to play as well as they can. If they are able to stay healthy for a couple of seasons I see no reason why Weiss couldn’t lead them into a deep playoff run within the life of his new extended contract. Three years is a long time considering the steps that they took in 2013.
They need to work together on a few things to get better but management seems willing to go and get the pieces that Weiss needs to help the team succeed. The fact that they are sticking with a successful first year guy like him also lets us all know that they want to win. At least that is what it says to me. Nothing would stop a good roll of positive momentum like another quick managerial change. As long as everyone works together the way they did this season, there is no reason that Weiss won’t take them to the postseason and even the World Series given enough time.