"It's going to be tough, but what I'm going to try to communicate to whoever that is or whoever gets sent out is to make sure they keep their mind right," Weiss said. "We're going to need all these guys during the season. As tough as it is, get past the fact they're not breaking camp with us and understand they're going to be with us at some point."
Weiss, in his second year and with greater knowledge of the entire group of players than he had last year at this time, will have a big hand in the decisions, but there will be plenty of input. The staff will meet later this week and begin work on the season-opening roster, although many decisions could come to the end of camp.
"I want as many opinions out on the table as possible," Weiss said. "I like the fact we have some former players back in camp that can be a part of those meetings. They have a pretty good feel for what it takes and a good eye for what it's supposed to look like."
• Righty Chad Bettis continued his push with a solid inning with one strikeout. He has made six scoreless appearances and had left hitters 3-for-18 against him this spring. A starter until the Rockies converted him late last season, Bettis is making bullpen decisions difficult.
• Also making an impression in the bullpen is Tommy Kahnle, another hard-throwing righty who is a Rule 5 pick from the Yankees. If he doesn't make the squad, Kahnle would have to be offered back to the Yankees. If there isn't room for him, the Rockies might have to engineer a way to keep him. Kahnle threw a perfect eighth and has a 1.42 ERA in nine appearances.
"He's another one -- a power right arm," Weiss said. "I've been impressed with his changeup. I didn't know his changeup was as good as it is."
Non-roster invitee Chris Martin, who came from the Red Sox in a trade and made a splash early in camp, gave up two runs and three hits in the ninth and has a 5.68 spring ERA.
• Rockies left-handed-hitting outfielder Jason Pridie often isn't talked about in the competition for outfield at-bats. But Pridie, who has played in the Majors with the Twins, Orioles and Phillies, went 4-for-4 with a double against the Padres Monday, and is batting .344 this spring.
Most of the attention in camp has gone to Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson, young left-handed hitters competing for starts. Pridie is a non-roster invitee, but he has caught Weiss' eye. Pridie, who can play all three outfield positions, could fall into the category of a player who could help later.