In a move that didn’t surprise me in the least the Mets announced today that Wally Backman will return as manager of their AAA affiliate which will be in Las Vegas this season. Backman guided last year’s AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, to a 67-76 record and has a career minor league managerial record of […]
In what could be a set up for the future the Mets have named Wally Backman as manager of AAA Buffalo. Many people scoffed at the fact that Backman wasn’t named to Terry Collins’ staff on the major league level last month but being at AAA is probably good for his chances at a major […]
Sandy Alderson made his first player move yesterday when he picked up the option on Jose Reyes‘s contract. Reyes will make $11 million in 2011. Meanwhile, Alderson has invited Carlos Beltran to New York for a meeting. I’m not sure what Alderson wants to discuss but I’d speculate he wants to talk about the direction […]
During last night’s game between the Mets and Phillies ESPN’s Jon Miller and Joe Morgan made the point (more than once) that the Mets team needs to man up. (That’s my interpretation. They didn’t say it exactly that way.) This is not a new concept. I’ve seen countless blog posts and Twitter messages saying the […]
As optimistic as I try to be I have to believe that the Mets season is over. I don’t think we need to wait and see what happens on this road trip to call it. We Mets fans certainly know how badly a team with a 7.5 game lead in August must play to lose […]
With the start of the second half of the season resulting in a 2-9 record the talk of manager Jerry Manuel’s job being in jeopardy have been resurrected. There’s also been talk of hitting coach Howard Johnson being on the hot seat. If winning and losing is the criteria with which you hire and fire […]
I was looking at some of my logs and noticed that I registered a few hits from web searches for information on the starting lineup of the 1986 Mets. So as a public service I now bring you some information on lineups the Mets used in ’86.
Today’s New York Post has a two page spread by Brian Costello on the trials of former Mets second baseman Wallly Backman. You may remember that Backman was fired after just 4 days as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the off season a couple of years ago. He’s trying to work his way […]