After several amicable discussions over the last week the Rockies agreed to a new three-year contract with manager Walt Weiss on Tuesday.

The Rockies went 74-88 in Weiss' first season a disappointment but a 10-game upgrade from 2012. Weiss' new deal squashes questions about his security after he worked under a one-year contract last season.

Said Weiss on Tuesday: "It comes down to stability for our club from the players' perspective. That the manager is going to be around. That's an issue that comes up during the season and now (shouldn't). There's something to be said for that. I think that (owner) Dick (Monfort) (assistant GM Bill Geivett) 'Geivo' and (GM) Dan (O'Dowd) felt the same way. We are trying to build something here and we wanted some stability."

Weiss said his coaching staff will return leaving only the hitting instructor's job to fill. The Rockies are leaning strongly toward using two coaches for this role following a trend in Major League Baseball. Weiss did not address options to replace Dante Bichette who exited after one season to be closer to his family. Double-A manager Kevin Riggs is considered a leading internal candidate.

Weiss identified key points moving forward including a more balanced offense on the road. The Rockies won just 29 games in visiting parks last season fourth-worst in the big leagues.

"A lot of it comes down to a a certain mentality and certain approach. One adjustment we have to make that maybe other teams don't is how the ball reacts on the road and how different the confidence from the opposing pitcher is on the road compared to our place" Weiss said. "We have to get better situational at-bats on the road. There's a competitive edge for our hitters at our place that isn't there on the road. It's going to be hard but it's something we feel we can prevail at."

The Rockies will also have more elasticity with pitch counts. Weiss took a conservative approach with his starters especially early in the season since Jorge De La Rosa Jhoulys Chacin Juan Nicasio and Jon Garland were coming off injuries. They rarely exceeded 100 pitches. The bullpen will have multi-inning relievers but it won't be the focus of building the group Weiss said.

Monfort told The Denver Post last week that Weiss would get a multiyear contract this week saying Weiss deserved some of the credit for the improvement. The players responded to Weiss beginning in spring training they said.