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WALLY BACKMAN RUMORS

Redmond Out As Marlins Manager, Backman Not Considered An Option

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that despite speculation that Wally Backman could emerge as a candidate to replace ousted Marlins manager Mike Redmond, the Mets have not been contacted for permission to speak to him. Meanwhile Marlins beat reporter Clark Spencer, who first broke the news that Redmond was on the verge of being fired, hears third base coach Brett Butler is the...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Raves About His Middle Infielders Reynolds and Herrera

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 Reynolds who leads the team with 21 RBI already this season. While his middle infield mate, second baseman Dilson Herrera is also raking with a team leading .375 average. Backman recently answered...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins Owner Quizzed People About Wally Backman At Citi Field

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria “quizzed” people at Citi Field during the weekend about Wally Backman’s readiness to be a major league manager, according to a report in the New York Post. Loria was in attendance in Queens as his Marlins were swept in a four-game series by the New York Mets. The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that manager Mike Redmond’s job is in jeopardy...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 22, 2015  |  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
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