Tag: Wally Backman

Alderson Needs To Take Action On Distractions Before It’s Too Late

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Needs To Take Action On Distractions Before It’s Too Late

We are getting perilously close to the time in the baseball season where free-falling clubs tend to fire their manager. Should the Mets sack Terry Collins in the wake of his ripping the fans – who by the way, aren’t coming out to Citi Field these days – they can claim justifiability, but would be making a […]

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Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

The Terry Collins era was always going to go down as the bridge to brighter days. How else could you explain Sandy Alderson making Collins his first manager with the track record he possessed three years ago? Collins oversaw teams collapse in Houston and Anaheim, with the latter resulting in a mutiny. He was well-placed […]

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Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

It must have been fate that I happened to be in my car at 1:00 pm yesterday. After listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, I see the other side to this Valdespin issue – in fact it goes beyond Valdespin. I only was in the car long enough to hear his opening monologue, but you know […]

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Mets Minors Report 5/13: Wheeler Knocking On Flushing’s Door, McHugh Solid, Mazzoni Throwing Gas

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Report 5/13: Wheeler Knocking On Flushing’s Door, McHugh Solid, Mazzoni Throwing Gas

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas dropped Albuquerque, 4-3.  Binghamton split a double header with Harrisburg, 3-1 and 9-3.  St. Lucie had an off day. Savannah lost to Rome, 4-1.  Prospect Pipeline Wheeler Watch: Joe D. thinks the timing is right, everyone likes what they see (including Wally Backman — see below), and the Mets could us […]

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Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

How many of you are sitting at home tonight, wondering and asking yourselves how long it will be until we finally see Zack Wheeler wearing that uniform and hurling 98 mph fastballs from the mound at Citi Field? The question is not an easy one to answer and in fact it’s a perfect paradox by […]

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Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler‘s big league promotion could be about two weeks away, according to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York. “Personally, I think if he has a couple of more starts like his last start he’ll be headed to the big leagues, and rightfully so,” Backman told Las […]

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Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

Zack Wheeler had a test of fortitude staring him in the face today when he took the mound against the Reno Aces. The good news for Mets fans is that the young Wheeler stared adversity in the face and punched it in the mouth. He ran into some trouble right out of the gate, as […]

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Dwight Evans Brings Back Memories Of Game Six

An article by posted on April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Dwight Evans Brings Back Memories Of Game Six

About two weekends ago my church had a men’s breakfast meeting, and the guest speaker was none other than Dwight Evans, the very productive right fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1972-1990. Listening to Evans speak about his life in baseball and the many things that affected his game, brought me back to the only […]

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Nieuwenhuis Scores Only Run As Vegas Loses A 10-1 Blowout

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Scores Only Run As Vegas Loses A 10-1 Blowout

Tacoma 10, Las Vegas 1 The Las Vegas 51s managed just four hits Friday against visiting Tacoma in a 10-1 loss at Cashman Field. The 51s allowed double-digit runs for the second straight game and dropped their third straight overall. Partially responsible for that huge run total was starter Carlos Torres, who was rocked for […]

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Welcome To The Show: Lagares Singles In Major League Debut

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last night, in the Mets 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, Juan Lagares entered the game in the top of the fifth inning to play center field as part of a double-switch – officially marking his major league debut. Lagares led off in the bottom half of the fifth with a hard hit fly to the […]

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