The Buffalo News does an excellent job covering the International League, the former home of the Triple-AAA Mets.
Mike Harrington of their “Inside Pitch” blog posted a statement today from Sen. Charles Schumer. In the statement, Sen. Schumer said he was told by Jeff Wilpon it was “virtually certain” the Mets would nix their deal in New Orleans, and that there is over a 90 percent chance the Mets farm club would land in either Buffalo or Syracuse.
I first saw this on MetsBlog. I want to credit the good people there, but I also don’t want to steal Mike’s thunder…so, if you want to check out Schumer’s statement in its entirety log on to Inside Pitch here.
Huffington and co. have been chronicling the story of the Indians moving their Triple-A club out of Buffalo. Other towns have thrown out their affiliates (Syracuse, Blue Jays; Columbus, Nats), but it appears Cleveland is headed to Columbus.
I’ve never even dipped my pinky toe in the minor-league baseball world, but doesn’t it make sense for the Jays to land in Buffalo and the Mets to land in Syracuse?
It sure would make life a whole lot easier on Carlos Muniz, Robinson Cancel, Nelson Figueroa and Argenis Reyes next year.