Tag: Wally Backman

Featured Post: Can Wilmer Flores Find Stardom At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Wilmer Flores Find Stardom At Second Base?

The Mets have more than a back-up plan should Daniel Murphy be moved in the offseason, they quite possibly have upgrades.  It’s still a gamble though, Murphy’s production is solid and he has sustained it over the course of several years.  In 126 games at second base this year, he batted (.302) with 34 doubles, […]

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A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece […]

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Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

A team insider told ESPN New York that they are currently considering having Wally Backman permanently join Terry Collins’  coaching staff in 2015. Adam Rubin adds that Collins views Backman as an ally, and not a threat. “We have a very strong relationship,” Collins said. “Wally and I are very good friends. We always have been […]

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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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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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