Tagged: ‘Wally Backman’

Report: Wally Backman Could Be Next Marlins’ Manager
April 20th, 2015 at 2:47 PM
Prior to the season, pundits predicted two teams would challenge the Washington Nationals in the National League East: the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. The Mets have lived up to their end of the bargain in the early going, going 10-3 to seize the NL East lead. The...

Wally Backman Named Manager in Dominican Winter League
November 23rd, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Popular former Met Wally Backman has a job with the organization as the manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Many Mets fans have clamored for him to be the major league skipper, but that isn't an option at the moment with Terry Collins back at the helm for a...

Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review Series: Las Vegas 51′s
November 10th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Now that the 2014 season is over, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays will take a look back at each of the New York Mets' minor league affiliates and review their seasons. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will review how each club performed this season, spotlight some...

Wally Backman Won’t Join Big League Staff Next Season
October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The New York Mets have a vacancy on their coaching staff following the re-assignment of hitting coach Lamar Johnson. That vacancy won't be filled by Wally Backman, the popular former Met who currently manages the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Despite making an appearance with the club for their final nine...

Report: Strong Finish All but Assures Return of Terry Collins in 2015
September 13th, 2014 at 2:19 PM
Just a few weeks ago, the New York Mets appeared to be considering a change in the manager's office. Terry Collins has gotten support from GM Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets' front office in the past, but reports had leaked that the Mets had concerns about his...