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Rockies' decision on new manager could come in next few days | Denver Post

According to the Denver Post, a "major-league source" has revealed that it's possible that Bridich will pick the Rockies' new manager as early as this weekend. We'll find out shortly enough.

Burks, Castilla to speak at 19th annual SABR banquet | MLB

Vinny Castilla and Ellis Burks, who will both be speaking at the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain SABR banquet at Coors Field Saturday, believe the Rockies' time is now. Citing a good mix of veterans and young talent, Burks and Castilla see the Rockies as being a borderline playoff-caliber team with qualities that are not dissimilar to the '95 team.

Colorado Rockies Open at 60-1 to Reach 2017 World Series | Rox Pile

Vegas, on the other hand, isn't as high on this Rockies team. We join the White Sox and Rays at 60-1, while the Cubs are favorites to repeat at 3-1. The Dodgers join the Red Sox and Nationals at opening odds of 10-1.

Kiszla: Why Bud Black makes sense as Colorado Rockies next manager | Denver Post

Kiszla on why Bud Black is the Rockies' best option to replace Weiss in the dugout. Citing Black's savvy regarding pitching, Kiszla thinks he could be the guy that pushes this team into postseason contention.