Tag: Wally Backman

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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Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

Sometimes I wonder where would the Mets be right now if they had only started the season with Juan Lagares as their Opening Day centerfielder as I had hoped all along. As he tore up Triple-A pitching to the tune of .346/.378/.551 while playing the best centerfield I’ve ever seen since Carlos Beltran was in […]

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Two Mets Minor Leaguers To Keep An Eye On

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments

Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters have the B-Mets on top of the EL standings. Keep an eye on Dario Alvarez, the former Phillies prospect who missed time with injuries, was released, and then picked up by the Mets in January after a nice stint for Venezuela in Winter Ball. Last night, Alvarez showed […]

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The Mets’ Organization Has Failed Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets’ Organization Has Failed Zack Wheeler

We’ve all heard and participated in the endless discussions about Zack Wheeler. It seems to me that we all focus on the command, which admittedly is an issue, but to me there is a greater issue here. When I watch a baseball game, I don’t watch for a pitcher to tip his pitches. Last night […]

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Ike Davis Outraged After Being Bypassed, Alderson Had To Calm Him Down

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Outraged After Being Bypassed, Alderson Had To Calm Him Down

This morning on WFAN, Craig Carton was ripping Ike Davis over a report from a source who told him that Davis went ballistic in the clubhouse after the Mets opted to promote Zach Lutz instead of him. “How can they promote him over ****ing me,” he reportedly screamed at manager Wally Backman.. He became such […]

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