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Rockies close to extension with manager Walt Weiss

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: Manager Walt Weiss #22 of the Colorado Rockies watches the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks from the dugout at Chase Field on September 15, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 8-2. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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In a move you don’t see very often the Rockies plucked Walt Weiss away from his job coaching high schoolers and gave him a one-year contract when they hired him as manager this offseason, but now he’s getting a new multi-year deal.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that Weiss will sign a new deal by the end of this week and it’ll be for at least two more seasons, giving him some job security following a disappointing first year in which the team went just 74-88 to finish in last place.

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