Colorado Rockies general manager says that manager Walt Weiss' job is safe
Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said that the job of manager Walt Weiss is safe for now.
Bridich said that he has "no issue" with Weiss' job performance as the Rockies continue to hover at the bottom of the National League.
"Throwing around blame is a very dangerous thing to do,” Bridich told the Denver Post. "The manager and the coaches don't step on the field and take a bat and step into the batter's box, and they don't take the ball to stand on the mound."
Weiss, 51, is 157-209 in his third season with the team, not winning more than 74 games in his first two seasons.
Colorado is 17-25 this season and in last place in the NL West, 8.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rockies pitching staff has the worst ERA, fewest strikeouts, and fewest quality starts in the NL. Opponents are hitting .282 against them.
Despite that, Weiss said that he isn’t worried about his job security.
"This is my third season, and we haven't won. And I'm sure people ask about my security here, I'm sure that becomes a topic," Weiss said. "But I have to tell you, honestly, I have zero fear of losing my job. Not that it can't happen—I knew it could happen the day I signed up. It's almost inevitable in this seat."
Weiss was given a three-year contract extension at the end of his first season after the team improved by 10 victories over its 2012 record.
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