Pedro Lopez Heads To New York
Following a record-setting season for the Binghamton Mets, Manager Pedro Lopez has gotten the call to join the New York Mets staff for the rest of this season. Lopez led his B-Mets to a record of 86-55, the most regular-season wins in franchise history. The 86 victories were the most in the Eastern League and the third-highest total in organized baseball this season.
It has been a tremendous year for Lopez who also earned Eastern League Manager of the Year honors and served as a coach for the World Team in the MLB Futures Game played at Citi Field in July. Baseball America honored Lopez by naming him the Best Managing Prospect in the Eastern League.
Lopez started out in the Mets organization in 2008 and has worked his way up through the ranks with managing stints in Kingsport working with Mets' rookies, short-season Class A duty with Brooklyn then Low-A Savannah before heading to St. Lucie at Class A. There he won the Florida League Championship in 2011. This was his second season in Binghamton.