Mets to Triple-A Vegas a done deal

September, 17, 2012
9/17/12
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The Mets and the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas 51s officially are partners for the next two years.

The Triple-A club and the Mets have reached a player-development agreement.

The Mets had been affiliated with Buffalo the past four seasons in the International League. Buffalo prioritized winning, whereas the Mets wanted more of a balance between wins and losses and player development, a Mets official said. Still, it was Buffalo's call to part ways.

Toronto, which formerly called Las Vegas home, will take over in Buffalo.

Mets farmhands played Triple-A ball in Tidewater/Norfolk, Va., from 1969 to 2006, then New Orleans in 2007 and '08, followed by Buffalo the past four seasons.

In an unrelated development, Triple-A pitching coach Mark Brewer will not be retained, the Star-Ledger reported.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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