Tipton, Members of Colorado Delegation Send Letter to Rockies Regarding MLB-MiLB Future
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent a letter to Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort emphasizing the importance of the Minor League (MiLB)-Major League (MLB) relationship in smaller market baseball clubs in Colorado. Tipton was joined by his Colorado House delegation colleagues Reps. Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter Doug Lamborn, Joe Neguse, and Ken Buck, in a bipartisan effort to support Colorado’s Minor League baseball teams.
The letter follows the news that an MLB proposal would potentially cut ties with over nearly 40 MiLB clubs affecting teams like the Grand Junction Rockies and the Colorado Springs Rocky Mountain Vibes. This proposal could have nation-wide implications, but the letter to Monfort exclusively expresses the desire to protect the existing farm teams in Colorado.
The letter in part reads:
The discussions to determine the future of the MLB-MiLB partnership is in its early phases, but the delegation’s letter is intended to reinforce the community support of the existing agreement and improving the local teams’ relationship with the MLB.
The full letter from the Colorado members can be found here.
Earlier this week, 106 members from the House of Representatives sent MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred a separate letter expressing their concerns of the proposal.