Tag: Wally Backman

Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

An article by posted on July 17, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

Great show tonight as Bob Klapisch and Wally Backman join the podcast. Bob and I review the ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary about Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden. Hear Bob talk about his experience covering those late-eighties Mets teams, where things went wrong for the duo and whether the Mets could have prevented their demise. Jim “Mojo” […]

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Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

An article by posted on March 20, 2016 0 Comments
Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

With the recent news that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be ready for opening day in Kansas City, the Mets will have to decide on who they’re bringing north with them, and who’s heading back to Vegas to start the year. That final roster spot seems to be narrowed down to Matt Reynolds and Eric […]

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Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

Wally Backman and Frank Viola will both remain with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York first reported. The Las Vegas 51s confirmed the report with an official announcement on Tuesday. “I’m excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season,” Backman said. “I enjoy working with everyone in […]

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July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no-hitters, walk off home runs and everything in […]

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GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and beat reporter Joe Frisaro of MLB.com are reporting that the Miami Marlins will name current general manager, Dan Jennings, as the team’s new manager to replace Mike Redmond. The announcement will be made official during a press conference scheduled for 11AM this morning. The move comes as a shock […]

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Will Logjam Keep Syndergaard and Matz in Vegas When They’re Ready?

An article by posted on March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Will Logjam Keep Syndergaard and Matz in Vegas When They’re Ready?

The front end of the Mets rotation is young and looks sharp.  Even as a fan of the NY Mets, I take for granted how deep this pitching is, both in quality and in quantity. Matt Harvey will lead fellow flame throwers Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler in a 1-2-3 punch that will buckle opposing […]

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Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

Alex asks… Do you think the Mets will trade Daniel Murphy before the trade deadline? It’s pretty clear they are not extending him. Let’s say the Mets go into July with a slim one game lead on the second wild card (I wish!) and Daniel Murphy is having another All Star season and in the […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

Wally Backman takes a photo with avid Mets fan Reymundo at the QBC Always a fan favorite, Wally Backman was a big hit on Saturday at the Queens Baseball Convention where he signed autographs, took photos with fans, and participated in a Q&A panel with ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Backman, who will return for his fourth […]

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Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

Frank Viola will return as pitching coach for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Triple-A staff is now set as Viola joins manager Wally Backman and hitting coach Jack Voigt who succeeds George Greer. Sweet Music interviewed for the pitching coach vacancy with the Twins, but […]

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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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