On the field the New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) finished the season with a 72-69 record but missed the playoffs. Off the field it has been an interesting season too and owner Josh Solomon says he expects his team to be playing in Hartford in two years — but maybe not as a Minnesota Twins affiliate. A split has been rumored for a few weeks, ever since Twins GM Terry Ryan spent a few days visiting the Rock Cats in August without announcing a PDC extension.
“Overall it’s been a good season in spite of the distractions,” Solomon said, referring to the team’s announcement in the middle of the year that it intends to move to Hartford (just 12 miles from New Britain) for the 2016 season and a fight with the city of Berlin over a tax issue.
Ballpark Digest article: Solomon: Rock Cats still committed to Hartford move
The Bristol Press: Solomon not worried about issues facing Rock Cats future
The Courant: Rock Cats Pay New Britain, Averting Eviction
The Bristol Press: Rock Cats take tax dispute to court