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After a dismal 2012 season, the Colorado Rockies will look to regain balance under new manager Walt Weiss.
The expectation of more wins is almost a given by any MLB organization, but even more pressure will be put on Weiss.
With no coaching experience to speak of, Weiss is expected to turn around a club that seemed to lack any motivation under Jim Tracy last season. Even if that means the Rockies will only win 70 games next season, it will be a welcomed improvement and success for Weiss.
But getting there may require more than just a coaching change. The need for a little more hitting and a few key guys in the bullpen will go a long way in achieving the overall goal.
Weiss, being a former player, may be able to connect with the players he manages on a more personal level than that of a traditional manager.
Former Rockies teammate, Dante Bichette, said that Weiss was a blue-collar guy (via the Denver Post):
Walt was a blue-collar player, blue-collar all the way. He showed up every day, ready to go to work. He was the ultimate professional.