The Buffalo Bisons today officially announced their new affiliation arrangement with the Toronto Blue Jays. The teams have agreed to a two-year player development contract, beginning with the 2013 season.
The Herd has served as the AAA farm team for the New York Mets for the last four years. Toronto's farm team was in Las Vegas, which is the Mets' new affiliate.
Team owner Bob Rich, Jr. says the partnership makes sense regionally and allows the Bisons to benefit from a wealth of talent in the Toronto development system, which is considered among the best in baseball.