Binghamton Mets Expected To Stay Put
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Binghamton Mets president Mike Urda expressed little doubt that his club will reach an agreement with the New York Mets to keep the Double-A minor league team in Binghamton.
Pressconnects.com reports that Urda was in New York in June to watch the Yankees play the Mets at Citi Field and to meet with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to discuss the relationship between New York and Binghamton. Urda said the matter of extending the player development contract for four years instead of two years was brought up as well.
“We had a good hour-long meeting,” Urda said. “It’s going to happen.”
No agreement was reached, but Urda claims that he and Alderson both agreed not to rush into any announcements.
Reports, which Urda denied, came out last year that the Binghamton Mets would be relocated to Ottawa in 2013. The move would include moving the Toronto Blue Jays farm club to Canada, but the plan fell apart when the Blue Jays renewed its affiliation with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on May 23.