B-Mets NOT Leaving Binghamton

By Brendan O'Reilly
By Jillian Marshall

November 2, 2012 Updated Nov 2, 2012 at 12:04 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Rumors about the Binghamton Mets leaving Binghamton are circulating again.

There is a new on-line report that claims the Binghamton Mets will soon be on the move, to Ottawa.

This time around, there is an ownership group named in the effort to move north, and it is hall of fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's company, Ryan-Sanders Baseball.

Action Sports spoke to Binghamton Mets general manager Jim Weed, who has already heard from team president Michael Urda, who says the details of the report at ballparkdigest.com are untrue.

But what is true is that the Eastern League is seeing if the Ottawa market would support pro baseball, which they were unable to do several years ago.

The Triple-A Ottawa Lynx moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2008.

Weed feels Binghamton's name gets thrown in the mix since they are among the smallest markets in all of Double-A baseball.

The B-Mets also have the lowest attendance rate in their conference, averaging a little less than 3,000 fans per game.

In August the B-Mets extended their affiliation agreement with the NY Mets for 4 more years.

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