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Wally Backman Accuses Sandy Alderson of Blackballing Him from MLB Jobs
January 15th, 2017 at 8:45 AM
When Wally Backman resigned after the 2016 season, the company line was that he was looking to pursue big league job opportunities. Those opportunities weren't going to come with the New York Mets, who were reportedly unhappy with how Backman took direction from the front office in the second half...

Edgardo Alfonzo Named Manager of Brooklyn Cyclones
January 8th, 2017 at 5:38 AM
The New York Mets needed a new manager for the Brooklyn Cyclones this year, and they have chosen to stay within the family to fill it. Edgardo Alfonzo, the Mets' former second baseman in the late 1990's and a fan favorite, has been tapped to manage in Brooklyn this year,...

Report: Pedro Lopez Replaces Wally Backman as Mets’ Triple-A Manager
December 4th, 2016 at 7:24 AM
The New York Mets' top minor league affiliate has had a managerial opening since Wally Backman left the organization at the end of the 2016 season. Backman had managed the Mets' Triple-A affiliates for the past five seasons, including the last four in charge of the Las Vegas 51's, but...

Baltimore Orioles Interview Frank Viola for Pitching Coach Position
November 17th, 2016 at 1:08 PM
The offseason is full of coaching changes, and the New York Mets' organization has already seen some activity at the minor league level. Wally Backman, the manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's, left the organization after the year was over in pursuit of a job at the big league...

New York Mets Replace Tim Teufel as Third Base Coach
November 16th, 2016 at 12:07 PM
After the end of the season, New York Mets' manager Terry Collins told reporters that he anticipated no changes to his coaching staff. That statement seemed a bit premature considering that the team as a whole had some issues, particularly due to questionable work from bench coach Dick Scott and...