Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/21/12
As you probably already know, the Mets affiliation with the AAA International League franchise in Buffalo came to a screeching halt at the conclusion of the 2012 season, and the Mets will be forced to play their AAA games in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51′s beginning in 2013. The Mets were only in Buffalo for three years this time from 2009 – 2012, and during that time they never finished any higher in the standings than 3rd, which they accomplished in 2010 under Ken Oberkfell. The other three years they finished fifth once, and sixth (last) twice. The constant stripping of the Buffalo ball club of it’s best performers by the woefully undermanned parent club, is the reason for the four seasons of futility while the Mets were in Buffalo. And that is the reason why the city of Buffalo couldn’t wait for the agreement with the Mets to expire so they could kick them out in favor of a more stable, better run, and more successful major league franchise. This past season the ...
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