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Las Vegas 51’s Bring Entire Staff Back for 2016

  The Las Vegas 51s, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced Tuesday that their entire field staff will return for the 2016 season. The 51s will be led by manager Wally Backman,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

Wally Backman and Frank Viola will both remain with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York first reported. The Las Vegas 51s confirmed the report with an official announcement on Tuesday. “I’m excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season,” Backman said. “I enjoy working with everyone in the 51s front office and look forward to another...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wally Backman to return as manager of Mets' Triple-A affiliate

Pitching coach Frank Viola will also be back Wally Backman will return to manage the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in 2016, the club announced Tuesday. It'll mark Backman's fourth season at the helm of the Las Vegas 51s. "I'm excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season," Backman said in a statement. "I enjoy working with everyone in the...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Backman, Viola Expected To Remain With Triple-A Las Vegas

Wally Backman and Frank Viola are both expected to remain with the Mets Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Backman will remain in his role as manager of the Las Vegas 51s while Viola returns as the pitching coach. Jack Voigt will also remain as the hitting coach there. Backman is entering his fourth season as the manager of Triple-A Las Vegas...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Backman Very High on Herrera and Reynolds

Triple-A manager Wally Backman has his team battling for the division again with the Las Vegas 51s one game out of first with a 12-8 record. Leading the offense for Backman are shortstop Matt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Will Not Join The Mets In 2015

Wally Backman will not join the Mets in 2015. Instead he will return to AAA Las Vegas, where he just won a championship and Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Instead, Sandy Alderson, who spoke briefly about the topic on Sunday, will likely make some minor changes to the coaching staff including reassigning Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Weighs In On Mets Prospects

Wally Backman is now with the Mets and he had so much to say on Friday about a number of our top prospects which he broke down for Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Noah Syndergaard “I’ll say what you’ve probably heard a million times: He’s still very, very young. He just turned 22 the last week of the season. Stuff-wise he’s probably second to nobody, but he has a lot to learn...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Wally Backman’s Addition Serve as a Distraction?

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports Las Vegas 51’s manager Wally Backman may be a permanent addition to the New York Mets coaching staff. The 55-year-old took reign of the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2010 and has risen through the team’s farm system, ultimately leading the 51’s to the playoffs in 2014. He remains a fan favorite as the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia bear the fruits...
Via Around Citi
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Will Be Back With Mets

In yesterday’s NY Daily News, Andy Martino writes that the Mets offered Wally Backman a chance to return next year as the Las Vegas Manager and based on sources, he accepted. With the Mets offering Terry Collins a contract extension, it became apparent that Backman would not be offered the job. At first it was not sure that he would return to the organization, but there was speculation...
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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