New York Mets
The Las Vegas 51s begin their 32nd season in Nevada tonight.
The Mets may have this season’s ace in Zack Wheeler if he can overcome control issues.
Big League Weekend is right around the corner, and for the 10th straight season, the Chicago Cubs will be a big part of it as they go up against the 51s major league affiliate New York Mets.
Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman will be back next season. The Mets organization and Backman agreed to a two-year contract extension, with a club option for 2016.
The Chicago Cubs will make their 10th straight appearance to Las Vegas for two games against the Mets on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16.
Big League Weekend at Cashman Field in 2014 will feature the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, March 15 and 16.
Mets second baseman Jordany Valdespin who’s been on assignment with the Las Vegas 51’s for the last month, is one of twelve players to receive a 50 game suspension for his role in the Biogensis of America scandal.
Mets outfielder Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle between his ribs.
Former Las Vegas 51 and New York Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler threw six shutout innings in his Major League debut.
The Las Vegas 51′s will open the 2013 season on Thursday night in Sacramento. It will mark the first game of the New York Mets era.