Rumors of B-Met Move Continue

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Rumors of B-Met Move Continue

February 9, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 2:58 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton)

By all accounts, relations between Ottawa and Binghamton are strong on the ice.

Coming off a championship in the AHL, there have been rumors of extending the affiliation agreement with the parent Sens here in town.

But on the baseball diamond, relations between the cities of Binghamton and Ottawa are much different.

Another report today out of Ottawa suggests the city is close to getting an Eastern League franchise as soon as next season.
The city has agreed to revamp their stadium and work out a lease agreement with a Boston-based ownership group.
Eastern League rules prohibit announcing which team would move, but rumors again point to Binghamton.

This afternoon I spoke with Binghamton Mets general manager Jim Weed who maintains nothing has changed since these rumors last popped up in November, and that the team is not interested in selling.

Team president Michael Urda declined comment, saying again that nothing has changed and they haven't even been approached about selling the team, and that they are not interested in doing so.
The affiliation agreement with the New York Mets runs through the end of this season.

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