The Buffalo Bisons did not enjoy their tenure as the New York Mets Triple-A afflilate, so they opted not to renew their player development contract when it expired. Next year, Buffalo will be affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, a geographically better match.
That would leave the Las Vegas 51s without a partner, so they were more or less forced to sign a player development contract with the Mets.
It would be kind of neat to go out to Vegas and catch a baseball game next summer, but I can think of a few reasons that it probably won’t be in the cards for me.
I’m sure the hitters in the upper level of the Mets farm system will enjoy the return to the Pacific Coast League… the pitchers will face a bit more of a challenge.