Tag: Wally Backman

Wally Backman Is Expected To Remain Within The Mets Organization

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman Is Expected To Remain Within The Mets Organization

Take this as you will — but Adam Rubin is reporting that Wally Backman will likely be staying with the Mets organization for 2014. According to Rubin, no teams have asked the Mets for permission to speak to Wally Backman for a managerial vacancy — so the Mets believe he will stay with them in […]

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Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

The Mets have not been asked by any other organization for permission to speak with Wally Backman about a managerial vacancy. So team officials still expect Backman to return as Triple-A Las Vegas manager in 2014, an insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The source could not yet guarantee Backman’s return, noting it […]

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Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

As one of Terry Collins’ most ardent supporters, I’m having a slight case of the “hindsight blues” today. Let me first start by saying, I think Terry Collins is a good manager for this team. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll likely hear it again – “Baseball Managers don’t matter all that much.” It’s […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

Infamy: The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I have seen a lot of Mets baseball in my 41 years on this planet. I have seen the Mets win one World Series while losing in their other two appearances to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve also seen them appear in a handful […]

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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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