Reports: Mets to Move Triple-A Team to Syracuse
The New York Mets are finalizing a deal to relocate their Triple-A team from Las Vegas to Syracuse, according to several reports. A deal could be announced this week.
Syracuse.com and NYDailyNews.com cite industry sources in reporting that the deal would take effect after the 2018 season. The Mets' current contract in the International League (AAA) for the Las Vegas 51s expires after next year, as does the Washington Nationals affiliation with the Syracuse Chiefs.
Under terms of the agreement, the Mets will acquire ownership of the Triple-A Chiefs from the Community Baseball Club of Central New York Inc., and continue to play its games at NBT Bank Stadium starting in 2019, the sources said.
2018 will mark the Mets' sixth year in Las Vegas. Prior to that, they spent four years in Buffalo. The Mets have two other farm teams in New York - at the Double A level in Binghamton for the past 25 years, and the Brooklyn Cyclones in Short-Season A ball.