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WALLY BACKMAN RUMORS

Let The Foodies Hit The Floor

I’m not a believer in the notion that the Mets need a manager who goes into the cluhouse after a game and flips over a buffet table to get his players to “respond”. I think the days of major league players responding to that are long over. Mets fans who think that Wally Backman would come in and get results with this group because he’s able to “light a fire” under their...
Via Metstradamus
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Now’s The Time To Replace Collins With Backman

Since their 11-game winning streak in April, the Mets are ten games below .500 at 23-32. In that span they’ve squandered over a dozen excellent pitching performances that they should have won. The team has lost all semblance of the fundamentally sound team we saw in April, and players look lost at the plate either striking out or hitting lazy grounders and fly balls. The team...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 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! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
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

Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

Bob Klapisch of The Record says he couldn’t help but wonder how Sandy Alderson really felt about Wally Backman winning the Pacific Coast League’s Manager of the Year award, considering the GM has shown no intention of giving Backman a chance in New York. It’s time to reconsider this de facto blackball, and see Backman as an asset who can help the Mets ascend toward respectability...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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