After winning two of three games against St. Louis last week, Rockies fans had a glimmer of hope. That was quickly shut down when the Rockies went 1-5 on the road to follow. They are once again last in the NL West, carrying a 28-36 record. With the All-Star break around the corner it’s time to ponder, what is making this team so bad?

It’s not the position players. They have the talent; they’ve had it for years with studs like Tulo, CarGo, Arenado, LeMahieu and Blackmon. It could be the injuries they’ve had to battle for the past couple seasons with guys like Tulo and CarGo frequent flyers on that list.

Is it the bullpen, or lack thereof? The starting rotation, which almost always ranks among the worst in baseball?

Rockies fans have been scratching their heads for multiple seasons wanting to figure out what is truly making this team so bad.

There is a new possible culprit for the demise of the beloved boys in purple: Walt Weiss.

Now in his third year of managing the Rockies, Weiss hasn’t produced a single successful season. In 2013 the Rockies ended the season 74-88 and in 2014 at 66-96. The way things are going right now, the 2015 season will end up looking like its two predecessors.

He’s had two bad seasons before, so why now is all the blame for a bad season being pushed onto him? Last month the Milwaukee Brewers fired Ron Roenicke and the Miami Marlins sacked Mike Redmond and most recently Bud Black was canned on Monday. NL managers are dropping like flies. So is Weiss next in the trend of hacking off managers?

Weiss hasn’t done himself any favors lately, especially with his game management. Perhaps his most egregious mismanagement of the season came on Monday in Houston.

Trailing 6-3, in the top on the ninth, Ben Paulsen and Corey Dickerson were on base with one out. Rafael Ynoa, who was 0-for-2 for the night and 3-for-21 in his previous 7 games, was up as the potential tying run. Weiss had Gonzalez on the bench, ready to pinch hit, but opted to stick with the switch-hitting Ynoa, who had started to combat Houston’s left-handed starter, Dallas Keuchel, against righty Luke Gregerson. Ynoa promptly grounded into a 1-6-3 double play to end the threat and the game.

It’s mind-boggling to think why Weiss would leave one of the biggest bats in his lineup sitting on the bench with a chance to tie the game with one swing.

In response to the decision Weiss told reporters, “In retrospect I would have done a lot of different things over the course of the year. That’s kind of how it works. It was certainly a viable option to use CarGo.”

Weiss used the fresh-off-a-rehab-stint LaTroy Hawkins for the third time in five nights that same night in Houston. Christian Friedrich had struck out the side the inning prior and had pitched less than an inning over the previous seven days. Colorado had just scratched they way back within two runs Hawkins allowed a leadoff home run that pushed the Astros lead back up to three. Hawkins then walked the next batter, but managed to wriggle his way out of trouble without causing any more damage. It was another questionable move that could have burned Weiss much worse than it did.

Back in May Weiss told The Denver Post that he wasn’t worried about losing his position.

“This is my third season, and we haven’t won. And I’m sure people ask about my security here, I’m sure that becomes a topic,” Weiss said. “But I have to tell you, honestly, I have zero fear of losing my job. Not that it can’t happen — I knew it could happen the day I signed up; it’s almost inevitable in this seat.”

“But it is definitely not a fear of mine.”

The Rockies can spread a good deal of blame around the clubhouse for their struggles over the past few years. Now, some of that blame is starting to fall square on the shoulders of their manager.

If the coaching blunders and, more importantly, the losses continue, Weiss might not be so sure about his job security.

Sabrina Naccarato, an intern at Mile High Sports and student at MSU-Denver, contributed to this report