September 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) watches game action during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Rockies' Walt Weiss to receive multi-year deal by end of next week

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies will offer manager Walt Weiss a multi-year contract by the end of next week.

Team owner Dick Monfort told the Post that talks between Weiss and the organization were “productive” and led to the discussion of a multi-year deal.

There will be a (deal) shortly. We are going to do better this year. We won’t do a one-year, handshake agreement. We will do something that makes you guys a little more assured that he will be here for more than a year.

In Weiss’ first season at the helm, the Rockies went 74-88 and remained in contention for the National League West title for much of the season’s first half before tailing off as the summer progressed and the Los Angeles Dodgers took off.

After compiling a 16-11 mark in April, Colorado didn’t break the .500 mark during a single month the rest of the season. Their next-best monthly record came in June and August, when the club posted a 13-15 mark. That being said, the team’s worst monthly record was just 10-15, coming in September as the club faded down the stretch.

On some of these road trips we went through, how he was hanging in there, that was a grind. The guys just hung in there and battled through it. If I were him, and I had three kids at home and I was missing my kid’s senior year of baseball and stuff, I would have said ‘the (heck) with it.’ But you know what, he is passionate about it, and he gets it. He thinks we have the talent.

Weiss replaced Jim Tracy last offseason, who walked from the final year of his contract due to “philosophical differences.”

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