Jun 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EST
Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has a good article up noting the challenges Mets prospects face playing in Las Vegas. A park thousands of miles from Queens and on a different baseball planet once you figure in the climate and park effects.
And he asks the one question I’ve wondered about since they agreed to move their Triple-A team there last year: what are the Mets doing in Las Vegas in the first place?
The answer is partially due to the musical chairs relationship between major league and minor league teams, with affiliations changing every few years and leaving one or two teams scrambling to find a lasting match with the minor league clubs. The Mets have been that scrambling team.
Why? The answer is blunt, but not necessarily surprising: “They’re undesirable … nobody wants them.”
Who said that and why did he say it? Go check out Costa’s article to see.
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