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SBD/August 6, 2012/Franchises
Published August 6, 2012
ROCKY ROAD: In Denver, Troy Renck noted Rockies Owner Dick Monfort on Friday wrote a letter to season-ticket holders, explaining that the team's front office shakeup "will help" the team to improve. Monfort "pointed the finger at himself and said firings weren’t the answer.” Monfort in the letter said, “Our team record remains far below what we desire. I offer you no excuses and I also refuse to blame any one person. The team performance is our problem, and we are going to fix it” (DENVER POST, 8/4). In a separate piece, Renck wrote since the death of Rockies President Keli McGregor in April ‘10, GM Dan O’Dowd “has been spread too thin.” O’Dowd “absorbed some presidential duties while also trying to serve as a traditional GM.” Monfort had “no intention of canning O’Dowd,” so O’Dowd “proposed the realignment of the front office” (DENVER POST, 8/5).