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Say hello to the Syracuse Mets

Say hello to the Syracuse Mets
With New York state luminaries and high-ranking Mets officials in attendance in Syracuse on Tuesday, the Mets announced a pending agreement to keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate there for at least the next quarter century. The Mets intend to sign a 25-year lease at NBT Bank Stadium, on which the state of New York, Onondaga County and the city of... more

NEW ERA IN SYRACUSE: Mets replace Chiefs as city sees first name change since 1934

NEW ERA IN SYRACUSE: Mets replace Chiefs as city sees first name change since 1934
A new era of baseball will begin in Syracuse in 2019, leaving behind a nickname that has been associated with the sport in the city since 1934. The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that the Syracuse Chiefs are becoming the Syracuse Mets. The Mets purchased the team last year and will put its Triple-A players on the field of... more

Syracuse Chiefs’ imminent name change sparks community debate

Marty Nave and Dave Smolnycki sat at NBT Park for the 45th time this season, where they’ve watched their beloved Syracuse Chiefs play in over 3000 games over the past four decades. Nave, 65, has come to Chiefs games for 56 years. He said the team’s name has become a part of the dialect of the city. “When you say... more

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon committed to Syracuse Chiefs, Central New York

The New York Mets and Syracuse Chiefs are now one. At least until 2026. The Mets made the move official on Tuesday, traveling up to Central New York to introduce themselves to city and state officials from NBT Bank Stadium. New York COO Jeff Wilpon was introduced by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, along with New York State Governor Andrew... more

New York Mets will buy Syracuse Chiefs, bring its Triple-A team to Syracuse

The New York Mets have reached an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs and make the International League baseball team its top minor league affiliate, according to two sources briefed about the deal. Under terms of the agreement, the Mets will acquire ownership of the Triple-A Chiefs from the Community Baseball Club of Central New York Inc., and continue to... more

Red Wings sweep doubleheader to start season 3-0

After a tremendous start to the 2017 season on Saturday, the Red Wings were back in action- and in the win column. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wings triumphed over Syracuse, 6-2. The victory was paced by Ben Paulsen, who hit a three-run home run a day after hitting a grand slam in the opener. Kennys Vargas... more

Rochester Red Wings blank Syracuse in season opener

The Rochester Red Wings kicked off the 2017 season with a 10-0 road rout of the Syracuse Chiefs on Saturday, yet still have a losing record against the weather. After two consecutive postponements due to inclement weather on Thursday and Friday, both teams took the field for the first time at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse. Democrat & Chronicle: Read... more

Syracuse Chiefs’ last homestand of 2016

Fans’ chances to catch the Syracuse Chiefs at NBT Stadium this season are dwindling down to a precious few days. The Chiefs open their final homestand of 2016 tonight with a contest against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Syracuse will play two against the RailRiders and then four vs. Pawtucket before closing their season on a road trip. Here’s a look at the final... more