Tag: Wally Backman

Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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Do You Still Believe Or Have The Mets Lost Your Trust?

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Do You Still Believe Or Have The Mets Lost Your Trust?

In case you missed this, Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post hits the Mets over the head as they conclude their fifth consecutive losing season, all while they try to convince fans that next season will be different… Again… So far, they were right… It’s always been different as they continue collecting even more […]

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Do Mets Have What It Takes To Pry Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki From Rockies?

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Do Mets Have What It Takes To Pry Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki From Rockies?

John Harper of the Daily News reports that it’s no secret the Mets would love to trade for Carlos Gonzalez, and one baseball executive with insight into the Rockies’ thinking says Colorado is likely to seriously consider offers for Gonzalez and even Troy Tulowitzki this winter as it looks to rebuild. However, the Rockies would be looking […]

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Alderson Made It Known Backman Had No Chance Of Managing The Mets

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Made It Known Backman Had No Chance Of Managing The Mets

Manager Terry Collins will return to manage the Mets next season, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Even with the Mets’s September record at 2-8, he will not be held responsible for wins and losses on a team that is lacking major league talent and will have it’s fifth losing season in a […]

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Mets Add Pedro Lopez To Coaching Staff, Pass On Wally Backman

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Add Pedro Lopez To Coaching Staff, Pass On Wally Backman

Binghamton Mets manager Pedro Lopez has joined the Mets coaching staff for the remainder of the season. However, Las Vegas manager Wally Backman will not be joining Terry Collins’ staff, according to ESPN New York. Backman was added to the Mets coaching staff last year. Not surprised at the Backman snub, but I’m happy for Lopez whose […]

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Playoff Baseball On The Horizon For Mets Minors

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Playoff Baseball On The Horizon For Mets Minors

Tonight is a big night for the 51s, the B-Mets, and the Savannah Sand Gnats! Wally Backman and the Las Vegas 51s finished the season with an 81-62 record, good for second-best in all of the Pacific Coast League. The 51s are heading to the postseason for the first time since 2002, and considering the […]

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Lucas Duda Sums Up Why He Won’t Be On The Mets Moving Forward

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Sums Up Why He Won’t Be On The Mets Moving Forward

Lucas Duda has recently been seeing more time at first base, his natural position, rather than left field. This decision has reportedly been made solely by Triple-A manager Wally Backman, not from the front office. It’s no secret that Duda never felt comfortable in the outfield, as he could turn even the most routine of […]

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Backman Suspended For Two Games, Valdespin Draws Three Game Suspension

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Suspended For Two Games, Valdespin Draws Three Game Suspension

Wally Backman, Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez were officially issued suspensions by the Pacific Coast League for their part in a bench-clearing incident on Monday. Backman was handed down a two-game suspension while Valdespin and Rodriguez were issued three-game suspensions. Rodriguez was also demoted to Double-A Binghamton and will serve out his suspension there. Looks […]

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Two More Years! Two More Years!

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Two More Years! Two More Years!

It seems that recently, the Mets discussion has centered around the guy who is or isn’t writing out the lineup card. It’s likely a minority opinion, but I think the Mets need to lock Terry Collins up to a two year deal now, and put the discussion to rest. Wally Backman was my favorite player […]

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