What exactly did Weiss do to keep his job with the Rockies?

Published: October 15, 2013, 1:09 pm, by David Ramsey

If you want to keep your job, get hired by the Colorado Rockies. Walt Weiss led the Rockies on a second-half collapse. He lost 52 of 81 games on the road. He finished 14 games under .500.

He was handed a new 3-year contract on Tuesday.

Is Weiss the man to lead the Rockies out of their long slumber?

Maybe.

But he didn’t show much talent in the art of awakening this season. He was on a one-season audition to keep his job as Rockies manager. His previous managing job was at Regis Jesuit High School.

You might think a 74-88 finish would have been a failure of that audition. But you don’t own the Rockies.