Found October 16, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
Yesterday on WFAN, Wally Backman told host Ed Randall he will be returning to the Mets in 2012. Last week, the New York Post said Backman had been considering whether to become Davey Johnson’s third-base coach with the Nationals, according to a team source.

Mets Hire Cliff Floyd As 1B Coach

With Bob Geren being named Terry Collins' bench coach to for the 2012 season, the Mets are still in need of a 1B coach. Wally Backman should have been a solid consideration for that position (bench coach), but the more we progress under the Sandy Alderson dictatorship, the more I realize that Backman being among the finalists for the Mets manager's position last year was...

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Jon Niese

What is Jon Niese? Is he our promising young lefty that will emerge as a very solid pitcher for us?  Is he a guy who is very good at times, but somewhat inconsistent?  Is he a guy who will pitch to a 4.00 ERA every year, or will he start to put it together and solidify the number 3 or 4 spot in our rotation? 2011 was not a season of marketed improvement for Niese.  Niese shows...

MMO Exclusive: Interview With Chris Schwinden

I recently conducted an exclusive interview with New York Mets pitcher Chris Schwinden who was kind enough to agree to answer a few questions for me to share with our MMO community. Schwinny was totally cool and I hope you decide to leave him some nice comments for him to come back to. Enjoy! First of all Chris, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011! Anchoring the Bison’s...

Strike Up The Band, Wally Will Be Back-Man

Last week, the New York Post really ruined my day (not really) when they reported that Wally Backman might be heading to the Washington Nationals to join Davey Johnson’s staff as his third-base coach. Guess what? Wally is staying!!!! Yes, it’s true and he even said so himself on the radio which you can check for yourself on MetsBlog if you don’t believe me, Bayonne. I...

Wally Backman is staying with the Mets

Yesterday, as a guest of Ed Randall on WFAN, Wally Backman said he is staying with the Mets organization this winter.

AA: The top story of the 2011 Mets: Jose Reyes

Mets’ Owners Seek to Avoid Jury Trial of Claims by Madoff Trustee

The request may indicate that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are willing to roll the dice with the federal judge presiding over their case.

Mets hire former A's manager Geren as bench coach

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

MMO Mailbag: David Wright To The Rockies?

I keep hearing about the Rockies wanting Wright. What do you think we could get for him? Is Cargo out of the question? --Gary Hanley Well Gary, allow me to get a few things out of the way before I delve into this question. First off, we’re not completely sure that Wright is even on the trading block. Throughout the season, we had many rumors and whispers that David Wright was...

42 years ago today, the Mets won their first championship

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Mets first World Championship, as they defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles in five games by the score of 5-3 at Shea Stadium. Tom Seaver and the Mets lost game one of the World Series at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, but the Mets won four consecutive games thanks in part to great pitching (they allowed four runs in the final four...

Ex-A's skipper Geren hired as Mets bench coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Quick Hits: Reyes, Darvish, Montero, Yankees, Red Sox

Some links as we look forward to Game 6 of the NLCS tonight.. The only way Jose Reyes will sign in the exclusivity period is if the Mets blow him away with an offer, and that isn't happening, writes Steve Popper of the Bergen Record. With his team's spot in the playoffs already locked up, Yu Darvish will skip his start on October 18th, according to the Kyodo News...

Marte has good bat speed, gap-to-gap power

Mets 20-year-old 3B prospect Jefry Marte broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run home run this weekend in the Arizona Fall League. Last week,’s Jonathan Mayo ranked Marte as the team’s No. 10 prospect. “He makes consistent contact and doesn’t hurt himself by chasing, but he hasn’t shown much power to date,” Mayo said in his write up. “He’s also struggled...

SNY Why Guys: Mets top prospect review

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