I know I always praise him, but.......... I ****ing love Faried.
Got to agree with you on this one. The guy works his butt off every game. In a league where hustle seems to have died, someone who does hustle can make a solid living.
Faried isn't super talented but is going to have a long career due to hard work. One of our coaches needs to take Faried aside and just work on free throw shooting if he can get that up to like 70-75% he could easily be a 18-20pts 10-12reb a night type player. Which could get him to some all-star games.
Only the Rockies are savvy enough to take a high school coach and turn him into an MLB manager
I like Weiss a lot, but this was a pretty underwhelming, predictable move for a franchise that seems pretty content to play favorites rather than do what it takes to win. Of the 6 interviewed, I really think Williams should have been the pick.
Yeah...well apparently Weiss really won't have much control anyways and he apparently won't pick most of his staff. This is just depressing, and really is so characteristic of this franchise.
The Rockies want the manager to be a key to a collaborative effort between the front office and the field. The manager will be heavily involved in forming the coaching staff, but there are clearly people from the old staff that they like. Runnells is a clear candidate to remain in some capacity. First-base coach Glenallen Hill is still with the organization, and Bo McLaughlin and Jim Wright -- who served as co-pitching coaches after Bob Apodaca resigned in late June -- are liked by club management.
Heavily involved in the pitching coach decision will be longtime Major League pitching coach Mark Wiley, who was hired in October in the newly created position of director of pitching operations. Wiley will set policies and practices in place governing how the club selects and trains pitches, and will have a voice in the Major League staff's approach.
I am interested in this Mark Wiley guy though...sounds like he's going to be the pitching Czar for the franchise. May have to call into the Drew Goodman show and get his take on this dude when I get back from my travels.
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm already off the Wiley train. His resume? Cleveland Indians Pitching Coach 1988–1991, 1995–1998....AKA the Dan O'Dowd Cleveland years......ugh just another damn Indians retread and proof that O'Dowd still has so much influence. They need to gut all these Cleveland Indians dudes from the 90s....
Agreed on all accounts Bonzai. The Monfort Rockies are a great example of a professional sports franchise that operates under the "good ole boys club" approach to personnel. Of course, we do see that same strategy from time to time with the Avs...