Following four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Las Vegas 51s Monday announced a new affiliation with the National League East's New York Mets.
"We are familiar with many of the front office personnel with the Mets," 51s Executive Director Don Logan said. "I've known Sandy Alderson (Mets GM) for 20 years to go along with J.P. Ricciardi (Special Assistant to the GM), Paul DePodesta (VP, Player Development & Scouting), Dick Scott (Minor League Field Coordinator) and Terry Collins (Manager).
"These individuals are all very familiar with Las Vegas from the time they spent here with other organizations. We are excited to welcome the Mets as our new Triple-A affiliate."
The new affiliation marks the fourth for the 51s in the team's history. Las Vegas has previously been affiliated with the San Diego Padres (1983-2000), Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-2008), and the Blue Jays.
"We are excited about our new partnership with the Las Vegas 51s and the city of Las Vegas, one which values equally player development, winning and community involvement," Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said.
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