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Rockies have extended manager Walt Weiss' contract by three years

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Walt Weiss has gotten a three-year deal.
Walt Weiss has gotten a three-year deal. (USATSI)

After going 74-88 in his first year as manager, Colorado Rockies' skipper has gotten a pretty good vote of confidence. The Rockies have given him a three-year contract extension worth "around" $2 million, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported Tuesday.

Weiss managed the 2013 season under a one-year deal, so this move seems to provide a bit more security for both Weiss and the roster.

"It comes down to stability for our club from the players' perspective. That the manager is going to be around. There's something to be said for that," Weiss said (denverpost.com). "I think (ownership) felt the same way.

Though the 2013 Rockies weren't a playoff contender, they did win 10 more games than the previous season. They also went through injuries, as no position player appeared in more than 133 games. The rotation could have also been a bit more firm, as only three pitchers made more than 20 starts (a fourth, Tyler Chatwood, made exactly 20).

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