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WALLY BACKMAN RUMORS

Will Backman Get A Chance – Anywhere?

One thing the Mets’ coaching decisions this week means is Wally Backman will likely stay at Triple-A, which is fine. Bench coach Bob Geren didn’t do anything to warrant being replaced by Backman, or anybody else for that matter. Backman, the 2014 Pacific Coast League Manger of the Year, is not being considered for the Mets’ vacant hitting coach position, but was offered the...
Via New York Mets Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week by Mike Puma of the New York Post that Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo are the...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Backman Will Not Be On Mets Major League Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week by Mike Puma of the New York Post that Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo are the...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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 Won’t Interview For Reds Job — Yet

Cincinnati.com’s John Erardi opined earlier today that Las Vegas 51′s manager and former New York Met Wally Backman would be an ideal candidate to fill the managerial void left by Dusty Baker. Erardi believes that Backman’s no-nonsense attitude and aggressive style of play is the perfect fit for a team that needs a fire lit underneath them. The piece received widespread attention...
Via Around Citi
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wally Backman ejected, suspended after nearly fighting with opposing manager (Video)

Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A Mets) manager Wally Backman was suspended three games by the International League for his confrontation with Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A Nationals) manager Tony Beasley on Friday. The two nearly came to blows over Backman’s belief that Syracuse was stealing signs. The Bisons won the game 13-7 even though Backman was ejected in the fourth. Answering questions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss
HE GONE

Wally Backman ejected after near fight

Video: Goes after opposing teams manager
Via Beer Mug Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Backman named manager of Mets' Triple-A Buffalo

Wally Backman is moving his way up the New York Mets' farm system after being named manager of the team's Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. At 52, the former major league infielder takes over the Buffalo Bisons. He replaces Tim Teufel, who was promoted to become the Mets' third-base coach this offseason. Backman has nine seasons of managerial experience and two with the...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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