Bud Black, Rockies Agree to 3-Year Extension

2018 RL International - England v New Zealand. Denver, USA - 20 Jun 2018
Colorado Rockies coach Bud Black with a rugby ball. Photo by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com/REX/Shutterstock (9723189bg)

One of the most successful recent managers in baseball has been rewarded for his work with a new contract with the Colorado Rockies.

Bud Black, who has led Colorado to the playoffs in the past two seasons, was given a three-year contract extension that will keep the manager at the helm of the Rockies through the 2022 season.

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich announced the extension during a press conference on Monday at the Rockies’ Spring Training complex in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Black is widely considered to be the best manager in the history of the Colorado franchise despite only having been hired prior to the 2017 season.

In the past two years, Black has led Colorado to two playoff berths in the uber-competitive NL West division. The former MLB pitcher hasn’t yet won the division with Colorado, but has qualified them twice for the playoffs as a Wild Card team.

Before managing Colorado, Black spent nine years at the helm of the San Diego Padres, where he never qualified for the playoffs.

It appears that Black and the Rockies are a match made in heaven, and with the recently-announced contract extension awarded to the 61-year-old, it appears that the two parties are in it together for the long run.