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The long-time Rockies affiliate may be seeking greener pastures in Texas.

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Report: Sky Sox owners set to discuss plans to move team to San Antonio - Colorado Springs Gazette, News

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate from 1993 to 2014, may be on the move as the team's owners are set to meet with the San Antonio city council next week about a move to the city, which is currently home to the San Antonio Missons, the Double-A affiliate of the Padres.

The Sky Sox, still in the Pacific Coast League but now a Brewers affiliate, have been unable to get a new stadium in Colorado Springs to replace Security Service Field, which was built in 1988 and is, quite frankly, not the best place to watch a baseball game. If the Sky Sox do move, it would leave the Rookie league Grand Junction Rockies as the only minor league team in Colorado.

MLB Opening Day 2016: NL West preview - Beyond the Box Score

Purple Row's Eric Garcia McKinley, also a contributor at Beyond the Box Score, discussed the Rockies for BtBS' NL West preview, highlighting the team's walk rate as a key stat for Colorado in 2016. The Rockies walked in just 6.4% of their plate appearances in 2015, which put them 28th in baseball.

Tyler Matzek returns to Rockies after intensive sessions with mental skills coach - The Denver Post

Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek returned to Rockies Spring Training yesterday after spending two weeks in Denver with a mental skills coach. Nick Groke caught up with Matzek and said that the future of the southpaw is currently up in the air, though he will certainly not start the season on the Rockies roster.

Miguel Castro part of Rockies' bullpen - rockies.com

One pitcher that will open the season with the Rockies is 21-year-old right-hander Miguel Castro, who will be in the team's bullpen on Opening Day after a strong Cactus League performance. Thomas Harding has the full story on Castro, who is already seeing his second big league Opening Day after beginning last season with the Blue Jays.

Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa to start Opening Day - MLB.com

After having struggled in previous Aprils, Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa told Thomas Harding that he is hoping to use an Opening Day start Monday night in Arizona as a springboard to a strong start to 2016.

Baseball Prospectus | Prospectus Feature: Save the Person, Save the Arm

Purple Row's Eric Garcia McKinley review's Jeff Passan's new book The Arm for Baseball Prospectus. Stay tuned here today for an interview with Passan, as well as the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

Podcast Corner

Purple Dinosaur Podcast 68: Season preview spectacular - Purple Row

The Purple Dinosaur Podcast is back for another episode as Anthony Masterson and Tyler Maun bring you their preview of the 2016 Rockies season with a comprehensive preview, including their predictions for the upcoming year.

AltiTwo Talk Show Episode 21 - iTunes

The two newest members of the Purple Row staff, Isaac Marks and Logan Bannon, have their own preview of the upcoming Rockies season and more on episode 21 of their AltiTwo Talk Show.