Tag: Wally Backman

The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

The last time the Mets had a youth movement, it was the in early 80’s and they were coming off a terrible run of losing seasons. The likes of Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, and Darryl Strawberry roamed the grounds at Shea Stadium and they quickly made a name for themselves especially […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento. In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 24-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI. “I […]

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Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

Post Updated on 3/20 I caught this transcript on MetsBlog this morning. They were comments made by Sandy Alderson who was a guest on the New York Post’s baseball podcast. The subject was Terry Collins‘s lame duck status and the possibility of a contract extension in the future: “Well, I want Terry to be the […]

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The Tragedy That Is Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Tragedy That Is Dwight Gooden

It usually is not a good sign when a name not recently in the news shows up on the “What’s Trending Now,’’ list when one logs onto the Internet. Dwight Gooden was there this morning and we can expect to see future postings as his latest issue with the law unravels. Gooden, long out of baseball […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

February 23 – The Mets have announced they’ve signed first baseman Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract and that he will report to minor league camp. Hughes, 29, played 75 games for Double-A Bowie in the Baltimore Orioles system last season. The left-handed hitting Hughes batted .278/.370 OBP/.504 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 51 RBI […]

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October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

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MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves […]

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Daniel Murphy Is Coming Up Big For Mets

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Is Coming Up Big For Mets

Daniel Murphy has proven he is a bonafide big league hitter. In his first four games this season, Murph has picked up right where he left off before his injury last year. Daniel has been a machine at the plate and coming up with the game winner in the 9th inning of last night’s thrilling […]

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