Rockies owner Dick Monfort wants manager Walt Weiss back in 2014 and Weiss is committed to returning paving the way for him to come back for a second season. The sides must negotiate a new contract considered a formality given the mutual interest of the parties.

"It was up to him. We are trying to figure out a way where the contract is not an issue. He's done a good job. He's improved he's been loyal" Monfort said Friday during an exclusive interview with The Denver Post. "I have seen a lot of growth. I am pleased with him."

Weiss' situation was uncertain because of the unusual one-year contract he accepted as Jim Tracy's replacement. He agreed to those terms last November after a whirlwind courtship following Tracy's exit from the team. Weiss went from helping the Rockies' search committee to becoming the team's top choice leaving his head coaching job at Regis Jesuit High School. Weiss negotiated his own contract and was open to the one-year deal in order to prove himself and see how his family adjusted to the jarring change in his schedule.

Weiss hasn't talked with the Rockies about a new deal tabling that for after the season. Unlike Tracy who became uncomfortable with the front office arrangement Weiss and the club have no lingering issues that would prevent him from returning.

"I want to come back. I just figure there will be a time where they come to me about it. I am not going to initiate anything. That's not my place" Weiss told The Post. "I enjoy it. I definitely want to continue doing this."

There were times Monfort admittedly wondered whether Weiss was long for the position. Weiss never seemed overwhelmed to Monfort but he definitely wore the results.