Found October 15, 2011 on Long Island Met Fan:
Great news. On of the few times I'm glad I was wrong. I just wonder if Elvis offered a little something extra for Wall to stay.Backman says he loves the young pitching talent the Mets have although they are weak up the middle of the infield. He said he believes the Mets are only a few years away from a World Championship.Regarding managing Buffalo, he said he and Alderson haven't yet addressed

The NY Mets & Their Problem with "Upside"

As the Mets begin to pick up the pieces and move towards next season, the front office must take stock of where players stand both within the organization and elsewhere.  Who will stay?  Who will go?  Who will they look to bring in off the free agent market?  It is these observations and the decisions that will go a long way towards carving the 2012 roster.The same assessment...

Mets Hire Cliff Floyd As 1B Coach

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...

Nelson Cruz was drafted by the Mets

Nelson Cruz was first drafted out of the Dominican Rebuplic by the NY Mets. In 2000 he was traded to the A's for the worst hitting SS in all of baseball, Jorge Velandia. Velandia posted a .000 batting average in his time with the Mets. The trade has come to be know as the "Steve Phillips is too busy banging a very talented intern-while focusing on potential of banging the...

Mets leaning to Bob Geren as bench coach: Wide open for 1st Base Coach.

The Mets have not made anything official yet, but it looks like they will be adding another former A’s link to the fold.  Bob Geren is the leading candidate right now for the next Mets bench coach.  Geren was fired over the summer like Riggleman. Jim Riggleman, who was Terry Collins pick for bench coach, is out.  The Mets probably want to bring in a minority candidate to look...

Heyman: Mets Hire Bob Geren As Bench Coach

According to’s Jon Heyman, the Mets have hired Bob Geren to be Terry Collins’ bench coach. Geren replaces Ken Oberkfell as the new bench coach. Heyman says that Geren had ties to Alderson, DePodesta and Ricciardi. Doesn’t sound like it was Collins’ choice for his right-hand man. Adam Rubin says not so fast… Bob Geren almost definitely will be guy, but Mets...

1B coach interviewed ?

I was sort of surprised last night when I read at the bottom of a article that the Mets had interviewed first base coaches.  There has not been one mention of the position since they decided Moookie Wilson wouldn't be returning and honestly; I wouldn't think there would be, until the bench coaches position was filled.  One of the bench coach candidates, could...

DiComo: Mets interviewing Voigt and Morgan for First Base Coach

According to Anthony DiComo of, the Mets have interviewed Minor League outfield coordinator Jack Voigt and Minor League infield coordinator Kevin Morgan for First Base Coach. Excerpt via Anthony DiComo of The Mets have also begun the process of interviewing first-base coach candidates. The front office has interviewed Minor League infield coordinator Kevin Morgan...

Strike Up The Band, Wally Will Be Back-Man

Last week, the New York Post really ruined my day (not really) when they reported that Wally Backman might be heading to the Washington Nationals to join Davey Johnson’s staff as his third-base coach. Guess what? Wally is staying!!!! Yes, it’s true and he even said so himself on the radio which you can check for yourself on MetsBlog if you don’t believe me, Bayonne. I...

Mets name Geren bench coach, interview Morgan for 1B

The Mets have officially named Bob Geren as the team’s new first base coach. “Bob Geren’s experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us,” Terry Collins said in the team’s press release. “Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal.” Also, according to ‘a source,’ the Mets have interviewed Kevin Morgan to be...

Mets’ Owners Seek to Avoid Jury Trial of Claims by Madoff Trustee

The request may indicate that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are willing to roll the dice with the federal judge presiding over their case.

Mets hire former A's manager Geren as bench coach

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Wally Backman is staying with the Mets

Yesterday, as a guest of Ed Randall on WFAN, Wally Backman said he is staying with the Mets organization this winter.

42 years ago today, the Mets won their first championship

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Mets first World Championship, as they defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles in five games by the score of 5-3 at Shea Stadium. Tom Seaver and the Mets lost game one of the World Series at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, but the Mets won four consecutive games thanks in part to great pitching (they allowed four runs in the final four...

Quick Hits: Reyes, Darvish, Montero, Yankees, Red Sox

Some links as we look forward to Game 6 of the NLCS tonight.. The only way Jose Reyes will sign in the exclusivity period is if the Mets blow him away with an offer, and that isn't happening, writes Steve Popper of the Bergen Record. With his team's spot in the playoffs already locked up, Yu Darvish will skip his start on October 18th, according to the Kyodo News...

SNY Why Guys: Mets top prospect review

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