• Playing in Vegas has pros, cons for Mets

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 15, 2014
    Still, with nearly a dozen Las Vegas 51s players and alumni on the traveling roster, the Mets were keenly aware of the dilemma that Las Vegas creates for them on an annual basis. Backman, the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas manager, had just completed that process late one night last year when he wandered out to his car and struggled to comprehend what he was seeing. Forced to house their top affiliate in Las Vegas due to a sheer lack of other options general manager Sandy Alderson once likened the situation to ...
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    • Las Vegas heat a concern for Mets minor league development 

      It was a gorgeous day for the Mets and Cubs to entertain the tourists here a few miles from The Strip, sunny and breezy, temperature in the mid-70s. So what’s not to like about baseball in the desert?

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