The Syracuse Chiefs won’t officially become a Mets affiliate until after the upcoming season, but the club is already assimilating into the orange and blue culture. The Chiefs announced Sunday that their annual Hot Stove Dinner will be attended by Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Ron Darling, Tim Teufel, and Mookie Wilson on December 8.
On October 20, the Mets officially announced the previously reported partnership, which will make Syracuse the organization’s Triple-A affiliate beginning in 2019. The move was worth $18 million, according to Syracuse.com, and will make the Mets only the fifth team to directly own their Triple-A team, joining the Braves, Yankees, Phillies, and Dodgers.
Alfonzo is coming off his first season as a manager in professional baseball, as he led the Brooklyn Cyclones to a 24-52 record. Teufel spent 2017 as the organization’s roving infield instructor, while Darling wrapped up his 12th season in the SNY booth. Wilson remains a club ambassador and occasional special assignment coach.
Tickets for the event begin at $75 for adults and can be purchased at chiefsgiveback.com/dinner.