Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:57 pm Posts: 57678 Location: New York, NY
The Mets, whose player-development contract with Double-A Binghamton expires after this season, will be re-upping and staying put, the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports.
"It's going to happen," team president Mike Urda said.
Writes Lynn Worthy in the newspaper:
Urda said he was in New York at Citi Field on June 22 to see the Mets and New York Yankees square off in the Subway Series -- that night was the only one season series that the Mets won. While in the city, Urda said he had a meeting with New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. The two discussed continuing the relationship between Binghamton and New York, and Urda said the idea of extending the player development contract for four years instead of two years was brought up. The next player development contract for the B-Mets would be the first since Alderson took over as general manager of the major league club. "We had a good hour-long meeting," Urda said. "It's going to happen."
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:01 am Posts: 14274 Location: Atlanta
I want triple a in Connecticut
Hartford/Springfield has to be one of the wealthiest, most populated areas of the country that lacks anything outside of a minor league hockey team and some collegiate summer baseball teams. I assume most folks are thinking farther south, but I'm surprised that the area isn't mentioned as a minor league candidate.
Side note: I miss having the Pittsfield Mets a short drive away, horrendously antiquated stadium notwithstanding.
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