Monfort sees 90 wins as a real possibility for the Rockies

KUSA - If a walk-up song is a true derivative of one's personality then Rockies owner Dick Monfort has made the right choice on his. He tweeted that his would be 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra.

Monfort took over the Rockies Twitter account and interacted with fans on Tuesday.

He took time to answer questions in an open forum and while some inquires were a little odd - he revealed that his favorite movie is 'Dirty Dozen' and his favorite rapper is Jay-Z - most were concerning the organization and the upcoming season. He also made it know that with a healthy roster that 90 wins is a distinct possibility.

The Rockies have only ever finished with more than 90 wins twice in the history of the franchise.

Colorado was hindered by injuries for most of last season. Both outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki missed some stretches of time during the season and despite a hot start they finished the year with a disappointing 74-88 record.

Some have been critical of the team and owners as the losses mounted in recent years. Their will to win and put the best product on the field was drawn into question on the social media network, but Monfort stood resolute by his belief that they were in the process of building better depth in the minors as well as growing the base to be successful on the field.

"We have no plans to sell the team," he responded bluntly to one question. "Nobody wants to win more than I do."

Monfort is confident though that with the pieces in place - they've added the likes of first baseman Justin Morneau as well - the Rockies can compete and even come out on top in a tough National League West.


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