The Toronto Blue Jays will have their Triple-A affiliate playing closer to home next season. According to Buffalo’s WKBW Eyewitness Sports, Toronto has¬†finalized an agreement to be the parent club of the Buffalo Bisons of the International League for at least the next two seasons. Further details will be released on Tuesday, with a news conference likely to be scheduled for Friday.

Since 2009, the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate has been the Las Vegas 51s, who are located more than 3,500 kilometres away from Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Bisons play at Coca-Cola Field which is 150 kilometres from where the Blue Jays play their home games. While middling batters in Toronto’s organization will miss the inflated numbers of the Pacific Coast League, the expected savings in travelling costs should be enough to ensure that the Blue Jays acquire every contract on the free agent market this off season.

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  1. Way to beat Stoeten to the punch Parkes

  2. Any idea if they will they keep that logo and just change the colours, get a new logo entirely, or are we just stuck with the Mets colours as their final fuck you to Buffalo?

    • When my local high-A affiliate went from the Royals to the Red Sox, they incorporated some red in the logo. They have since gone back to the Royals, and ditched the red. All the while, they kept the same team name.

  3. Poor Adam Loewen, back to Vegas for you :(

    I looked at Chris Creamer’s logo site http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=1101 … can the Bison be blue, or have a lil buddy bluejay on his shoulder? Can hardly wait for the new uniforms!

  4. Awesome! So going on a road trip next year! Saw Lansing this year and can’t wait to add the AAA team too!

  5. from my perch here in Syracuse, I will definitely keep an eye towards Buffalo now

  6. I’m sorry, my brain is struggling to process some actual good news regarding the Blue Jays.

  7. Sweet. So Greinke and Josh Hamilton next year?

  8. I can’t wait for the Mets-Las Vegas introductory conference

  9. best news of the year by far

  10. Damn….and I was just in Buffalo in May…. One year off…

  11. “the expected savings in travelling costs should be enough to ensure that the Blue Jays acquire every contract on the free agent market this off season.*”

    * – And if they don’t, it’s because of those cheap fucks at Rogers

  12. Can’t wait to take a trip down to Buffalo to see baseball played on actual grass in a non-shitty stadium!

  13. The Buffalo Blue Bisons?

  14. SorryBisons butBuffalo Blue Jays sounds alright to me. On real grass. Who wouldve thought? Baseball isn’t meant for carpet

    • I’m pretty sure they have been the Bisons since the late 1800′s, so I think we prob won’t see a name change.

  15. Let’s Go Buffalo!

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