10/26/12 2:29 PM ET
Weiss talks with Rox about managerial vacancy
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
In 2012, Weiss became head coach at Regis Jesuit High School and led the team to a 20-6 record. Weiss' son, Brody Weiss, an infielder, and fellow Regis infielder Max George were Denver Post Class 5A All-State selections.Weiss is the third person revealed to have interviewed for the job, which opened when Jim Tracy resigned on Oct. 7. The club has interviewed Tom Runnells, bench coach under Tracy, and Jason Giambi, a veteran first baseman who is a free agent but has received high marks for his baseball knowledge. Giambi has said he would retire if given the opportunity to manage. The Rockies declined to comment on the discussions with Weiss or any of their progress toward hiring a new manager. Major League Baseball discourages teams from making such news during the World Series. Other reported candidates for the job are Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., Padres front-office assistant Brad Ausmus, Athletics third-base coach Mike Gallego, Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach and D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams, who is managing some of the Rockies' prospects in the Arizona Fall League. Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies' third-base coach, was mentioned in early reports but is not believed to be a candidate at this point.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.