Walt Weiss steps down as Rockies manager after four seasons

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Rockies manager Walt Weiss steps down
Monday October 3rd, 2016

Walt Weiss has stepped down as the Colorado Rockies manager after four seasons as the team's manager, the team announced. Weiss's contract ended on Sunday as the Rockies concluded a 75–87 season, finishing in third place in the National League West.

Weiss posted a 283–365 record in his time with the Rockies. He previously served as an assistant to former general manager Dan O'Dowd from 2002 to '08 and was a former Rockies player from 1994 to '97.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Weiss had a "strained relationship" with Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich, saying, "[It] wasn't healthy, wasn't productive," and that Weiss ultimately chose to step down after failing to come to an agreement with Rockies owner Dick Monfort about how to work with Bridich.

Though the Rockies have not yet announced plans for a hiring search, according to a report from MLB.com's Tracy Ringolsby, the team may consider hiring Glenallen Hill, who has served as the franchise's Triple A manager for the past two seasons, as Weiss's replacement.

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