Last week, when I wrote that Terry Collins being re-signed to manage the Mets is virtually a slam dunk, I also mentioned that it could spell the end of Wally Backman‘s days with the Mets.
Today, Mike Puma of the New York Post, fuels that somewhat after a Mets source told him that Backman could have his “hand forced” to leave the organization if he’s not offered the major league managerial position or at least a spot on next year’s coaching staff.
Backman has become a very polarizing figure in the Mets fan base over the last 2-3 years, despite his recent success managing the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas that is currently playing in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
There are rumors from some baseball people that Backman will likely join former Mets manager Davey Johnson with the Washington Nationals if the Mets fail to offer him a major league managing or coaching position.
There’s no way that Backman will ever manage the Mets under Alderson. Collins is more malleable and ...