The Rockies are intent on having a thorough and lengthy search for their next manager, and there is no shortage of candidates. Thomas Harding is reporting that Bo Porter can be added to the list of those interested in replacing Walt Weiss.
Porter, who managed the Houston Astros during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, had an overall record of 110-190 during that time. In 2015, Porter joined the Braves coaching staff as their third-base coach and continued in that role through this past season. After the season ended, Porter was promoted within the Braves organization to a special assistant role to the GM to help with transferring statistics to the field.
Other candidates who have recently expressed interest in interviewing for the Rockies’ open position are former Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and former Padres manager Bud Black. There is also no shortage of candidates who do not have any managerial experience in the majors, including Eddie Perez and Rockies’ Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill
Harding also reported that the Rockies are looking for a manager “who will apply statistics and other research into managing and coaching, and who are adept at various methods for creating team chemistry.” In addition to the candidates expressing interest, the type of manager that the Rockies want is also starting to become clear.