According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Wally Backman will be introduced as manager of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Thursday.
Last month, Backman told Ed Randall on WFAN he had decided to stay with the Mets after entertaining the possibility of leaving the organization to serve as Davey Johnson’s bench coach in Washington.
Last week, Backman told Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record that Davey Johnson suggested he stay with the Mets, saying:
“We talked for about two hours, and he really thinks it’s in my best interest to not go anywhere,” Backman said recently. “Actually Davey was adamant about it – that’s how strongly he feels that I’m going to manage [the Mets] someday. And I do trust him…I owe Jeff and Fred because they’re the ones who gave me a chance [to manage professionally] when no on else would. So I want to be part of making things better with the Mets. I want them to be the team they once were and should be today.”
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