Buffalo sticks with Mets

The Buffalo Bisons have decided to remain Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets at least through 2012. The organizations signed a two-year extension of their current player-development agreement.

The Mets went 56-87 in their first year in Buffalo in 2009, but have signed several veterans to bolster the Triple-A club this year. The Mets spent four decades in Norfolk before getting booted following the '06 season. The Mets then spent two years in the Pacific Coast League with New Orleans before having the opportunity to affiliate with a more sensible geographic partner.

“The Mets have proven to our organization and our baseball fans that they care about winning and the team they put on the field in Buffalo,” said Bob Rich, owner of the Buffalo Bisons. “The success that many Bisons players have had this season in Buffalo and then in New York has been vital to the success of both teams.”