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After Walt Weiss’ exit, the Rockies move forward to find a replacement

Weiss oversaw four years of rebuilding for the Rockies, who will now try to find someone to take them into October.

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Walt Weiss will not return as Rockies manager |
After four years at the helm, Rockies manager Walt Weiss stepped down yesterday with a career mark of 283-365 with the club. None of the four seasons with Weiss in charge saw the Rockies finish above .500, with the team’s 75-87 mark in 2016 standing on the best record under Weiss. With a young team hoping to emerge as a contender in 2017, Rockies general manager will have his first chance to hire a manager.

Jeff Bridich, Rockies' focus turns to finding new manager | The Denver Post
Bridich, who took over as general manager after the 2014, now has a chance to hire his own manager for the first time with his team on the cusp of contention. Bridich said that the team will look both internally and externally for a new manager, a process different than the one that saw the Rockies hire Weiss prior to the 2013 season. Nick Kosminder has all of the details in The Denver Post.

Colorado Rockies: 5 Candidates for the Open Manager Job | RoxPile
At RoxPile, Nolan Lees takes a look at five possible candidates for the Rockies manager job, including a couple of familiar names and a former NL West manager.

Glenallen Hill deserves consideration to be new Colorado Rockies manager | Purple Row
Purple Row's own Chris Jackson takes a more in-depth look at Albuquerque Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill, who will likely be an internal candidate for the big league job. Hill managed many current Rockies at Triple-A and has experience in Denver as the Rockies' third base coach.

Departing Walt Weiss confident of his abilities, wishes Rockies well | The Denver Post
Weiss talked with Patrick Saunders about his departure from the Rockies. Weiss said he wants to continue managing in the big leagues and has already been mentioned as a candidate for the vacant manager's job with the Diamondbacks.