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Rockies' Double-A affiliate releases details on new ballpark

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The Rockies seem to have partnered up with New Britain just in time.

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Hartford Releases Details Of Downtown, Stadium Projects - Hartford Courant
Details have emerged on the new minor league park planned to be built for the use of the Rockies' new Double-A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats, in Hartford, Conn. The model of the stadium includes a big Rockies logo, which is visible in a few of the images included in the article. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Feb. 17.

Part of the deal is that the Rock Cats will have to change their name to include Hartford (perhaps becoming, I don't know, the Hartford Rock Cats? Just a thought.) and make tickets affordable for families, something that isn't usually a problem in minor league baseball.

Rockies' Tyler Matzek hopes better changeup will add to his weapons - The Denver Post
It's not a cutter, but Matzek is working on a pitch that will make him more successful, particularly at Coors Field -- a place that has already yielded promising results for him.

Staff Changes For Rockies -
Rockies farm director Zach Wilson, citing "major differences" between how the organization's coaching structure functioned under Dan O'Dowd and how Jeff Bridich wants things run, talked to Jack Etkin about the slew of coaching changes at each minor league level.

Marlins will host 2017 MLB All-Star Game, per report -
Miami will finally get its first All-Star Game, which of course, means that Marlins Park will be the site of all of the festivities -- including the home run derby. You know what that means. Also included is a list showing the last time each MLB team hosted an All-Star Game. The Rockies are coming up on 20 years, but they likely won't -- and shouldn't -- host before the Dodgers, Nationals, Phillies, Cubs or Orioles, to name a few.