According to a report from the Buffalo News, Mets Triple-A manager Wally Backman “pretty much confirmed late Sunday afternoon what has been plainly obvious for several weeks: These are the New York Mets’ final days as the parent club of the Buffalo Bisons.”
“I would guess that’s true,” Backman said when asked if he expected the homestand that begins Monday night to be the Mets’ final one in Coca-Cola Field. ”It’s a shame for us, really. Buffalo is a great city but I don’t envision us coming back, from the things I’ve heard from the grapevine.”
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York provides the kicker, reporting on the News piece and adding his own speculation that the Bisons “presumably would align with the Blue Jays. That potentially would leave the Mets in the PCL with Las Vegas, which is Toronto’s current affiliate.”
Now, obviously this is all very far from being official, but that’s sounds bloody terrific, doesn’t it? Fingers crossed…
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