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Colorado Rockies to meet with Walt Weiss next week about future

Your news, notes and links for Friday, September 30.

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Walt Weiss to meet with Rockies after season |
We won't have to wait long after the season finishes to find out the future of Walt Weiss. The two sides have a meeting planned for next week following the conclusion of the season. Neither side will indicate which way they are leaning at this point in time, but Bridich credited Weiss with an improvement in the environment in the clubhouse. Is that enough to warrant a new contract? We have to wait and see.

Rockies Mailbag: Does owner Dick Monfort care about winning? – The Denver Post
Normally I wouldn't include a mailbag, but Patrick Saunders did an excellent job of handling a few tough questions, including one about the job Jeff Bridich has done as general manager. As you might expect, the man asking if the Monforts care about winning brought up the Party Deck.

Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates stopped by rain, first tie in majors since 2005 – The Denver Post
This isn't Rockies-related, but it's such an unusual story I wanted to include it. The Pirates and the Cubs tied 1-1 in Pittsburgh after the game was called in the sixth. The delay was only an hour and 23 minutes, but they decided that was enough.