Rockies manager Walt Weiss has resigned after four seasons, according to an announcement from the team. Weiss was widely expected to leave the organization, as his 3-year contract expired at the end of the season.
Weiss, 52, went 283-365 in four seasons at the helm of the Rockies after replacing Jim Tracy before the 2013 season. The former All-Star shortstop was said to have trouble getting along with general manager Jeff Bridich, and told FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal on Monday that the strained relationship played a major role in his decision:
Weiss said the relationship “wasn’t healthy, wasn’t productive.” He discussed possible compromises w/Monfort, but ultimately stepped down.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 3, 2016
The Rockies join the Braves as teams searching for a new manager this fall, and will be one of at least three teams with a new manager next April. The White Sox replaced Robin Ventura with Rick Renteria on Monday, opting for a change without the search process.
While it’s too early in the process to know who is favored for the Rockies’ job, one name has already surfaced. According to MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby, Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill is “high on the list” of candidates for the job at this point.