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Seems like Denver could support a higher payroll than that.
[Monfort] said the Rockies had revenue of about $162 million this year and the "rule of thumb" for player payroll is about 50 percent of revenue.
With the new national tv money rolling in, where do you suppose 90-95 million would rank among team payroll? I think the Rockies have tended to rank in the lower half of the Forbes revenue estimates, though closer to the middle than the bottom.
Just being mediocre while being able to advertise that Tulo and CarGo are on the roster, or do you want to try to fill in the holes around them while they're still under 30?
He disagreed with those who contend he doesn't have a passion to bring winning baseball to Colorado.
"I want to win at everything, even checkers," Monfort said, adding that a realistic goal is getting the Rockies into the playoffs "a couple of times every five years."
all they'd need to do is find a first baseman who can hit to have a pretty good offense. That doesn't seem like the hardest thing in the world.
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