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NY Mets to disassociate with Las Vegas 51s

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The Mets have reached a deal to buy the Syracuse Chiefs, to become their AAA affiliate, ending a six-year partnership with the Las Vegas 51s in 2018, according to a 51s front office member.

The Mets and 51s have a contract through 2018, and Syracuse would start their affiliation in 2019, which will be 2,278 miles closer to Citi Field than Las Vegas is.

The 51s will need to find a new major league affiliate for the future. The Syracuse Chiefs were a farm team of the Washington Nationals, but the 51s won't necessarily take their place. The 51s will are guaranteed to have a major league affiliate and won't move to another city. 

The sale is expected to be announced Tuesday.

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