Security Service Field photo by Jon Adams
2010 for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox looks to be an interesting one as they try to improve their record from last season. The managerial staff will pretty much stay the same, but the Sky Sox have lost a couple of key players like Matt Murton and Mike McCoy. As with many teams, the Sky Sox have many question marks as the 2010 season arrives.
Opening day for the Sky Sox is scheduled to begin April 8th at Tacoma. Their first home game will come against the Las Vegas 51’s on April 16th. The Sky Sox have also announced a new radio station to cover all their games: the Sports Animal AM 1300.
Stu Cole will return as the Manager for the Sky Sox. Rene Lachemann also returns as the hitting coach, and Heath Townsend will remain the team’s trainer. The Sky Sox have a new pitching coach in Doug Linton who is a former Sky Sox pitcher. Therefore, the Sky Sox will see yet another excellent and seasoned coaching staff this year.
Unfortunately, the Sky Sox lost outfielder Matt Murton to the Hanshin Tigers of Japan this offseason as the Rockies sold his contract to them for an undisclosed amount. The Hanshin Tigers are the highest level of professional baseball in Japan. The Sky Sox also lost infielder Mike McCoy to the Toronto Blue Jays. Recently, the Rockies re-signed starting second basemen Clint Barmes to a one year contract, so the future of Eric Young Jr. is in question. He may fill in for Barmes on occasion or play in the outfield. Whether or not Young will stay with the Rockies or go back to the Sky Sox all depends on how well he does in Spring Training.
Regardless, this season should be another good one for the Sky Sox.
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