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08:15 AM ET 11.02 | And then there were four. A major-league source said Thursday that veteran player Jason Giambi, former Rockies shortstop Walt Weiss and current Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Matt Williams will be coming to Coors Field over the next few days for further interviews. They will meet with owner Dick Monfort, general manager Dan O'Dowd and senior director of major-league operations Bill Geivett. Bench coach Tom Runnells also remains a candidate, even though he won't be coming to Denver this week to interview. Runnells previously had two full days of meetings with the Rockies when the search first began. Former White Sox and Mets manager Jerry Manuel and former Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin are no longer in the mix, the source said.

The Denver Post

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November 2, 2012  09:25 AM ET

To most baseball fans it really doesn't matter, because for years to come you will be battling the Padres to stay out of last place.

November 2, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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I don't particularly care who manages this team, but to give the job to giambi? An admitted peds user?Isn't this basically telling us that MLB truly doesn't give a sheet if they are using or not? That its ok if you do, there'll be no long term repercussions?

Giambi? From pinch hitter to manager? I dunno about that.

November 2, 2012  11:10 AM ET

I could see the choice being either Weiss or Williams. Forget about Giambi.

November 2, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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Giambi? From pinch hitter to manager? I dunno about that.

sign brad ausmus already,, what the rockies are waiting for??? for the year of the rat???

November 2, 2012  01:21 PM ET
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I could see the choice being either Weiss or Williams. Forget about Giambi.

maybe pull larusa from retirement but make a decision already it is not helping by keep acting as a comfuse patient!!!

November 2, 2012  01:56 PM ET

It's like they are taking a multiple choice test, and they don't know the correct answer. So they are eliminating obviously wrong distractors, hoping to narrow the field to two--then they flip their lucky quarter and hope for the best.

That works on tests, but only because you know that one of the distractors is the correct answer. With managers, maybe none of your choices are correct.

 
November 2, 2012  02:33 PM ET

The problem will be, no matter WHO gets the job, not having any say-so in the team operation ON the field. The front office of this franchise is totally clueless, yet they think they know how to tell the manager how to play the game. It's not that Jim Tracy was tired of managing, it's that he was tired of managing under these clowns. This front office will hire the candidate most likely to be a puppet, and of these four listed, that would be Runnels, another yes-man. Until a manager is hired who will have the stones to say "This is how I run the team on the field and you better get me the players to do it," the Rox will continue to be a cellar-dweller. Runnels is not that guy.

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