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Mets extend affiliation with Double-A Binghamton through 2020

The Mets continue their stay in Binghamton through the 2020 season

B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez is back this year
B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez is back this year
Chris McShane

The New York Mets will be continuing their relationship with Double-A Binghamton for the foreseeable future. It was reported earlier that the Mets have extended their affiliation with the club through 2020. This comes in wake of Binghamton Mets Team President Michael Urda saying on Friday that he vows to keep the team in Binghamton.

Urda is preparing for his retirement and said that his primary concern in selling the team is to keep it in Binghamton. He had a handshake deal in place with a Florida based ownership group, Main Street Baseball, over the Winter, but Urda backed out last minute. The Mets have had an affiliate in Binghamton since 1992. Before that, the franchise in Binghamton also served as an affiliate for the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians in the late 80s.

Last year, the B-Mets, led by manager Pedro Lopez, won their first division title since 2000 and went on to win the Eastern League championship for the first time since 1994. Their 2015 season begins on April 9 as they visit the Akron Rubberducks.