The Colorado Rockies most-likely candidate for manager will come from in-house

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Jul 9, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of the sunset in the sixth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

As the sun sets on the Rockies 2016 season, they are on the search for a new manager to lead this team. Walt Weiss was 283-365 as the manager for Colorado during the four years in the managerial position. Some may feel like he was never given the talent to succeed. Others push the lack of winning on Weiss and criticize the majority of his managerial decisions.

After the final game of the season, Weiss knew it wasn’t working so he resigned from his position. This gives the Rockies a fresh start in 2017.

This team is notorious for hiring from within the organization. This leads many to believe someone like Glenallen Hill could fall in line to take the position.

“When I look at this team, they have done a pretty good job replenishing this roster from within,” Tom Harding told Gil Whiteley on Mile High Sports Radio. “They have a lot of confidence in their development system. They have some interesting humans in the system. Glenallen Hill is a very good teacher of the game.”

Hill has spent 14 seasons as a manager and coach within the Rockies organization. He is now managing the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Rockies. You could certainly say he’s paid his dues.

One of the positives of hiring Hill to lead this young team would be the smooth transition. This roster is full of players just coming out of the minor leagues. Hill has been in the minors managing players like Trevor Story, David Dahl and Jon Gray. The relationship between him and most of these key players in the lineup have already been developed. There will be no new introductions for the majority of the roster.

For a group of young players learning to play in the big leagues, it seems like a no-brainer to bring in someone who has coached and directed these kids through the minor league system.

The Rockies are known for building and hiring within the organization. Thinking they will do the same with this job opening is not a far fetched thought. If they do decide to keep it in-house, Hill seems to be the best fit.

To hear the whole discussion with Tom Harding, including his thoughts on Ubaldo Jimenez’s wild card appearance, click the podcast below…

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