Tag: Wally Backman

Di-JEST: My Top 10 Fake Mets Headlines

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST:  My Top 10 Fake Mets Headlines

I’ve been a reader of newspapers for as long as I can remember. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island I spent years reading the NYC tabloids and then Newsday. Now living upstate I read the local paper to see what streets have sinkholes the size of in-ground swimming pools. I still keep […]

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Mets Add Wally Backman To Coaching Staff

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Add Wally Backman To Coaching Staff

The Mets announced today that Wally Backman will join the Mets coaching staff for the remainder of the season on September 19th. Backman, the manager of the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate the Las Vegas 51′s, was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year for guiding the Las Vegas 51s to another division title. Backman has […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Mets Phil Up on Momentum For Miami

An article by posted on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Mets Phil Up on Momentum For Miami

The Mets went almost entirely with home grown talent this weekend against the Phillies as clubhouse veterans such as Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Curtis Granderson saw their playing diminished for various reasons.  The results?  The Amazins’ added another series W to this year’s resume.  Below are the usual 3 Up/3 Down takeaways. 3 Up 1.  Sunday […]

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Backman Has No Shot At Managing Mets Despite Being Named League’s Best Manager

An article by posted on August 31, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Has No Shot At Managing Mets Despite Being Named League’s Best Manager

John Harper of the Daily News wrote an extensive article on what the future may hold for Wally Backman now that he has been named the PCL Manager of the Year. He says that if nothing else, the award is just more proof that Backman is a very good minor-league manager who deserves a chance at […]

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Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

Travis d’Arnaud has had his struggles since being promoted to the big leagues in 2013, mostly from trying to live up to the pressures of playing in the big city and producing. Coming into the 2014 season, the hype grew even larger and it might have just been too much for the young rookie to […]

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Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

Sometimes, a fresh start is needed. And it´s about time this happens for the Mets in terms of managing the players on the active roster. Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores make up almost one third of the Mets roster by now and are […]

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Andrew Brown Optioned To Make Room For Bobby Abreu

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Brown Optioned To Make Room For Bobby Abreu

The Mets have added Bobby Abreu to the 25 man roster and he will be available for tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Brown was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. Brown batted .185 with one home run and five RBI in 30 plate appearances this season. The 40-year-old Abreu hasn’t […]

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Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard has a major league fastball and curveball, but the Mets would like to see a little more “attitude” from their top pitching prospect according to what team sources told the New York Post. According to club sources, the stud right-hander disappointed organizational officials with his approach in his first two starts for Triple-A […]

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With Improved Control, Leathersich Could Become A Late Inning Star

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
With Improved Control, Leathersich Could Become A Late Inning Star

John Harper of the NY Daily News writes that lefty reliever Jack Leathersich‘s live stuff and deceptive delivery could make him a late-inning star, if he solves his control issues. Harper compares Leathersich’s control to ‘Wild Thing” Mitch Williams, and calls him the Mets’ most intriguing pitching prospect. In his three seasons moving through the Mets organization, Leathersich […]

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Val Pascucci Named Hitting Coach For Class-A Savannah

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Val Pascucci Named Hitting Coach For Class-A Savannah

Luis Rojas will return to manage the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats. in 2014. Joining the staff will be pitching coach Marc Valdes and athletic trainer Eric Velazquez, both of whom spent 2013 with the Mets Class-A Short-Season Brooklyn Cyclones. The club will also welcome first-year hitting coach and former Mets slugger Val Pascucci. Luis Rojas enters his […]

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