Getting to Know Triple-A Colorado Springs
In September, we announced a two-year player development contract with Triple-A Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League that will run through the 2016 season.
“We are looking forward to our partnership with Dave Elmore and Colorado Springs,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin. “The Brewers have a familiarity with the Elmore group, Dave and D.G., and their understanding of the player development process. We have had a successful history working with D.G., owner of the Helena Brewers. Many players on our current roster have come up through our minor league system and we believe that Colorado Springs will continue to help us produce talent at a Major League level.”
To help introduce Brewers fans to our new affiliate, I’ve been in touch with Nicole Tropp, New Media and Merchandise Manager for the Sky Sox, who supplied me with some great photographs and some fun facts. Allow me to give you the virtual tour:
Colorado Springs is a member of the PCL’s American Northern Division along with Omaha, Iowa and Oklahoma City. The Brewers are the third Major League affiliate of Colorado Springs. The team had previously been affiliated with the Cleveland Indians from 1988-1992 and the Colorado Rockies since 1993.
“We couldn’t be happier to start the newest era in Sky Sox baseball with a world-class organization like the Milwaukee Brewers,” said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “Their long and rich baseball history, as well as their commitment to a winning culture is something that we know our fans will embrace. We can’t wait to get started on this new and exciting partnership.”
I’m excited, too. Next season, I am planning to visit Colorado Springs to bring you more great photographs and stories from our new Triple-A affiliate.