ESPN: Bisons, Mets strike out on affiliation
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BUFFALO, N.Y. --- Since 2008, the struggles in Queens have had an impact on the Queen City. Buffalo Bisons fans have noticed.
"I don't think we're getting enough players through the system," said Bisons Fan Ed Laudisio.
"No one wants to come out and see a losing team all the time,” said Bisons Fan John Meczynski.
"I think most of it has been the call-ups so we never had a stable line-up almost never in the whole four years," said Bisons Fan Dave Greenman.
Financial problems and injuries have decimated the New York Mets and the Bison's roster has been used to fill the holes.
While some fans have enjoyed watching former Bisons play in New York most know an overall record of 49 games under .500 isn't good enough.
"I'm sorry that they didn't win enough games down here to keep the affiliation," Greenman said.
Even the Bisons manager seems to know the Mets days in Buffalo are numbered. Wally Backman told ESPN New York this week he doesn't envision the Bisons renewing an affiliation agreement with the Mets.
"To tell you the truth the relationship the Bisons had with Cleveland was better," Laudisio said.
A return to Cleveland doesn't seem likely. But there is speculation of new partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays
"You might get people from Toronto to come down here and see their prospects and I think it would be a good thing for attendance here," Bisons fan Toni Gordan said.
After four years of losing, these fans are hoping for more than just a new logo.