The off season in some sports has, at times, adopted the moniker ‘silly season’. It’s that time of year when the dust kicks up from coast to coast, team names change, affiliations change, team locations change. While more prevalent in the minor league hockey world, the silly season affects minor league baseball as well.
This upcoming offseason may prove to be an interesting silly season, with many player development contracts expiring, giving parent club and affiliate alike the chance for greener pastures. The Mets organization is one of those parent clubs that could be in flux come September as far as where their prospects will be playing in 2013.
In November of 2011, Adam Rubin first mentioned a possible split in the marriage between Buffalo and Flushing, stating:
The New York Mets, who were booted from Norfolk, Va., after the 2006 season, may be in for the same fate in Buffalo after the 2012 campaign.
The Mets’ second two-year player-development agreement with Buffalo expires...