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Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort does not want to talk about a Troy Tulowitzki trade

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"Hi Dick, I'd just like to ask you some questions about the possibility of a Troy Tulowitzki tr--*DIAL TONE*"

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Rockies owner Dick Monfort isn't the least bit interested in discussing potential trade scenarios involving his star shortstop.

Monfort allegedly hung up on Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal when the reporter recently attempted to inquire about rumors surrounding Troy TulowitzkiFrom Rosenthal:

I tried to contact Monfort on Friday. He answered his cell phone. I started asking about Tulo. And quickly, Monfort hung up.

At least I think he hung up; maybe we just lost the connection. Or maybe I had the wrong number, though the person on the other end seemed to understand my inquiry. In any case, I called again and left a voicemail, and never heard back.

Let's give Monfort the benefit of the doubt; perhaps the beleaguered owner thought the person on the other end of the line was actually renown impostor Ken Rosenthai. Or maybe not -- maybe Monfort wants absolutely nothing to do with trading the face of the franchise.

Either way, it looks like we're in for another fun summer at 20th and Blake, on Rockies Twitter and in every other imaginable capacity related to the team. Woo!

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