Found October 25, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Wally Backman
TEAMS: New York Mets
Although they have a new team, the Mets Triple-A affiliates will still have the same man at the helm. Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in 2012, a last place finish in the International League’s North Division, but nonetheless has agreed to continue managing the club in 2013. What I wonder is, with Collins on the last year of his deal, if Backman is staying around for the shot at the managerial position down the road in Flushing.    
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