In what is being called a “Home Run for Central NY”, we have one of the most logistically smart moves the Mets have made in a long time. The Mets have purchased the Syracuse Chiefs, a community-owned team which is the Triple-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals, and will move their Triple-A base to Syracuse from Las Vegas in 2019.
The move will bring the Mets Triple-A affiliate back to New York for the first time since 2012, when the Buffalo Bisons were the Mets Triple-A affiliate.
While it’s un-certain what the Washington Nationals are going to do, there is every chance they will get stuck with the Las Vegas 51s, and be forced to have the five hour trip to call someone up.
Overall, this is a great move for the Mets from a convenience standpoint, and a to-be-seen move for the city of Syracuse. Obviously, we expect the Washington Nationals esc-navy and red color theme to turn more Mets like, maybe even with Orange, an important color in Syracuse.
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