Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Binghamton Mets manager Pedro Lopez has joined the Mets coaching staff for the remainder of the season. However, Las Vegas manager Wally Backman will not be joining Terry Collins’ staff, according to ESPN New York. Not surprised at the Backman snub, but I’m happy for Lopez whose done an outstanding job guiding the B-Mets to a franchise best 86-55 record this season and a division title. As I mentioned last week, and you can read below, Backman is as good as gone and the Nats will likely grab him. Original Post 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
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