Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach is a candidate to become the next Rockies manager, MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo first reported earlier this week.
Tim Wallach is a candidate for the managerial job in Colorado. Story: https://t.co/oy4JJXDofD— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) October 25, 2016
After Walt Weiss resigned, the Rockies were forced to explore other options. Wallach is among them, and the Marlins gave him and the Rockies permission to speak about the opening, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
Wallach boasts a notable amount of experience having served as the Dodgers’ third base coach and then bench coach under Don Mattingly in Miami. He also had a 17-year major league career.
This isn’t the first time Wallach has been considered for a managerial opening, and he might be one of the more qualified candidates. However, his departure would leave Mattingly and the Marlins without a bench coach they are familiar with.
Mattingly doesn’t get ejected often, so Wallach’s role often goes unnoticed. But if he joins the Rockies, it will have a significant impact on Miami’s coaching staff.