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Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss might be managing his final games

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Rockies news and links for Saturday October 1, 2016.

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Rockies GM Jeff Bridich says manager Walt Weiss' future still in limbo | Denver Post

Who will manage the Rockies in 2017 is a major question in the final weekend of the 2016 season. While it's possible for the Rockies to offer Weiss another contract, it's looking increasingly like he won't be back. Patrick Saunders notes that the fact that there haven't been any "discussions about returning is a red flag."

The Rockies are in an unusual position in that they can hire a new manager without firing their existing one. Dick Monfort is more likely to sign-off on letting Weiss flitter away instead of firing him. Once the Rockies have an open position, they have no reason not to at least begin considering and interviewing other candidates. They'll have that job vacancy in two days.

Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson to miss final start with general arm soreness | Denver Post

Tyler Anderson was slated to make his final start of 2016 tonight, but he'll skip it due to "general arm soreness" that's described as a longer recovery from his previous start. That wraps up Anderson's tremendously successful rookie season.

Rockies' Gerardo Parra looking toward 2017 | MLB.com

On Friday, Gerardo Parra received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left ankle. It was the same ankle he sprained that shelved him earlier in the season. Harding spoke to Parra about his "disappointing" season, and Parra's hope to return to form next season. He also mentions he played this season with more weight than he has in the past, so we can already mark down one "best shape of his life" story for March. Parra is signed through 2018.