X's manager Steve Montgomery wants to change the team's identity.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
The Explorers are getting ready for their 22nd season and are still looking for their first league title. Sioux City had their worst record in ten years last season, winning just 38 of their 100 games.
A new manager is bringing in a nearly all new roster. Manager Steve Montgomery has 24 players signed; 14 pitchers and 10 position players. Just two position players are back.
Montgomery was a minor league pitcher for nine seasons before becoming the pitching coach for one of the X's long-time rivals in Fargo-Moorhead. Over the past ten years, Montgomery helped the RedHawks make the playoffs nine times.
"Any time you finish with the record you finished with last year, we wanted to change the face of the organization and change it throughout," says Montgomery. "We're going to preparediligentlyy every day. We're going to prepare, we're going to come to work and when we get here we're going to have a plan, going into that night's game, on how to win that game."
Spring training starts May 3rd. Opening day is May 15th in Sioux Falls.
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