In just the first few weeks of his new job, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is starting to impress.
The recent winter meetings in Nashville have given Rockies senior vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett the opportunity to see Weiss in action, and he likes what he sees.
“I saw the aspect of being particular about certain things he wanted done on the field,” Geivett told Thomas Harding of MLB.com. “When you have a first-year manager who hasn’t managed at the professional level, it’s good to know that there are things that he feels very strongly about and is very convinced about.”
Although many decisions were made recently, Geivett knows that it will still be a long winter before the Rockies take the field in the spring.
“When you pack up and come to these things, you want to go home with your bounty: ‘We’ve got this, here’s our treasure and everybody can see it.’ That pushes people in to making deals that they shouldn’t at times,” said Geivett. “For us and a lot of people, it’s a little different. It’s a whole winter. We play in April.”
Geivett however is very impressed with Weiss and believes the Rockies made the right decision in making him their manager.
The Rockies still need to make some big decisions though, like finding a dependable starting pitcher.
But according to Geivett, Weiss and the rest of the staff are on the right track.