The Colorado Rockies are in the market for a new manager after Walt Weiss did not seek a new contract, and it sounds like former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is interested in the vacancy, according to the Denver Post.
Black managed the Padres from 2007-15, and he compiled a 649-714 overall record. He was the National League Manager of the Year in 2010.
Black is an intriguing candidate because of how familiar he is with pitching. He spent 15 seasons as a lefty in the big leagues before getting into coaching. Having a manager whose expertise is pitching might be beneficial for the Rockies, who play at the toughest pitcher’s park in America: Coors Field.
Black has managed many games over the years at Coors Field as well because the Padres play in the Rockies’ division.
Last year, Black worked in a front office role with the Angels. He interviewed for the Atlanta Braves manager job, but Atlanta went with Brian Snitker instead.