Puerto Rico Mets?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Brian Costa:

The Mets and Marlins are close to announcing that they will play a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico, next season, according to a report in The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The series, which was scheduled to be played in Miami from June 28-30, would instead be held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, which has hosted the World Baseball Classic and was the Montreal Expos' part-time home in 2003 and 2004.

Marlins president David Samson told The Sun-Sentinel he expects plans to be finalized within the next week.

"We have a lot of fans down there," Samson told the paper. "We were asked by Baseball if we were interested and we said absolutely yes."

While the Marlins would be the home team, the Mets figure to be a major draw because of their Puerto Rican players: Carlos Beltran, Pedro Feliciano, Angel Pagan, Omir Santos, Alex Cora and -- if they re-sign him -- Carlos Delgado.

The Mets played a combined seven games against the Expos in San Juan in 2003 and 2004.


@bobby said...

Buying tickets as we speak...

Will only see Mets outside of Citi.