They’re Leaving Las Vegas….
If the rumours are true, the Blue Jays’ triple A affiliation is about to go from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Ever since they were dumped by the folks in Rochester four years ago and failed to forge what would have been a natural alignment with Buffalo, the Jays have been shuttling players back and forth across the continent to Las Vegas, a totally awkward situation.
Now, after a summer of rumours that the Bisons were fed up with their relationship with the New York Mets, word out of Buffalo is that the triple A Bisons are dumping the Amazin’s and signing on as the Blue Jays’ top affiliate for at least the next two years.
The move is not expected to become official until Sept. 16 when the Minor League Baseball two-week window for announcing development contracts begins but on Sunday, Bisons manager Wally Bachman told reporter Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News that the writing is on the wall.
“It’s a shame for us, really,” Bachman said. “Buffalo is a great city but I don’t envision us coming back, from the things I’ve heard from the grapevine.”
That would leave Las Vegas as the only available triple A option for the Mets.