Category: ‘Retired Mets’

Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry Bury the Hatchet
April 3rd, 2017 at 12:18 AM
Opening Day is finally here, and the New York Mets can celebrate it knowing that two of the franchise's most beloved alumni have settled a feud. Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden, two of the mainstays on the Mets' 1986 championship team, have ended a very public feud that began last...

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...

Ron Darling Expects Big Things for New York Mets’ Rotation in 2017
January 9th, 2017 at 12:46 PM
Just over a year ago, the New York Mets' starting rotation was the talk of baseball. The Mets had just advanced all the way to the World Series on the strength of their four young starters (Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, and Noah Syndergaard) with a fifth (Zack Wheeler)...

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...