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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 nothing but a stunt to
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