Tag: Wally Backman

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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Could Backman Do Better?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Could Backman Do Better?

There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.”  Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation.  The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor […]

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Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

The Mets have assured Terry Collins that his job is not in danger and his future with the team will be discussed when his contract expires at the end of this season, two sources told Newsday. Not only is Collins safe, there have been no conversations about Wally Backman as a potential replacement, either for […]

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What Nobody Wants To Know About Ike Davis

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
What Nobody Wants To Know About Ike Davis

Yes. This was a year too late. While most Met fans were jumping for joy when Ike Davis re-discovered his swing in the second half of last year, I was one of the few who preferred demoting him to AAA to rework his swing and more importantly his mindset. I’m not saying I was right, […]

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Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

Poor Ike Davis…  He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider […]

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Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

With center field prospect Matt den Dekker still a long way from returning from the DL (read more here), and Rick Ankiel now hitting only .218 with a .286 on-base for the Mets, Terry Collins will look to give rookie Juan Lagares some extended play. Lagares has been languishing on the bench since being promoted, but […]

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The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

Bob Klapisch of The Record, posted a strong rebuke of the current Mets team and says that the team was “built to fail.” “Niese’s masterpiece aside, the Mets have been careening toward disaster for most of May and are now on pace for 100 losses. No one should be surprised; this roster has been badly […]

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