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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...

Wally Backman Named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year
August 31st, 2014 at 7:34 PM
The Las Vegas 51's have had another outstanding season under the guidance of manager Wally Backman. Backman, a former Met, was named the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year in an announcement by the league office. Backman has managed the 51's to a second consecutive 80 win campaign and...

Terry Collins’ Future Could Hinge on Brutal Road Stretch
May 29th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
The New York Mets just completed a 4-5 home stand, and enter today's action with a record of 24-28. The team's record is certainly a disappointment, given the amount of money they spent on players in the offseason and GM Sandy Alderson's 90 win talk in the preseason. The first...

Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Las Vegas 51′s
November 12th, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Now that the 2013 minor league baseball season has come to a close, Mets 101 will take a look at all levels of the team's farm system. We will start with the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets and work our way all the way up the ladder to Triple-A Las...

Wally Backman Expected to Return to New York Mets Organization in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 1:29 PM
One of the unresolved questions for the New York Mets' coaching staff in the 2014 season was the future of Triple-A Manager Wally Backman. Backman, a popular figure with fans for his role on the 1986 World Champions, has managed the Mets' Triple-A affiliates for the last two years. After...

Mets to Extend Terry Collins on Monday
September 28th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
According to multiple sources the New York Mets are set to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins on Monday. The Amazins skipper is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed in November, 2010. It also appears the Mets will not offer Wally Backman a...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets
September 11th, 2013 at 6:05 PM
After a rough outing from Dillon Gee last night, the New York Mets are on a two game losing streak. The Washington Nationals followed their 9-0 win on Monday night with a 6-3 victory yesterday, keyed by a strong performance from right fielder Jayson Werth. The Mets and Nats are...

New York Mets: Zack Wheeler’s Season Debut
April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Last Thursday, April 4th, star pitching prospect Zack Wheeler made his first start of the 2013 season for the Las Vegas 51's, the Mets AAA affiliate. The 51's cruised to a 10-5 victory over the host Sacramento River Cats, but Wheeler wasn't a major part of the victory, lasting just...

Mets 101 MiLB Season in Review – Buffalo Bisons
November 20th, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Now that the 2012 minor league baseball season has come to a close, Mets 101 will take a look at all levels of the New York Mets farm system, starting with Short-A Brooklyn and ending with AAA Buffalo. We'll look at the season that was for each level, complete with...

Wally Backman to Return as Triple-A Manager in 2013
October 25th, 2012 at 6:51 PM
After some speculation about his future, it appears that Wally Backman will remain in the New York Mets organization after all. Backman will move with the team's Triple-A Affiliate and become the manager of the Las Vegas Area 51's next season, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports via Twitter. Backman,...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Winds of Change are Coming to Flushing
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:21 AM
Today marks the final day of the 2012 regular season for the New York Mets, and it will come not a moment too soon for the team's fans and players. A once promising 2012 campaign got sunk by a miserable start to the season's second half, which exposed a lot...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
September 3rd, 2012 at 11:37 AM
After a long and miserable July and August, things finally seem to be looking up for the New York Mets. The team has won three in a row and six of seven games to pull themselves back to within six games of the .500 mark. The bullpen has been stellar...

Mets 101 Prospect Report: Starting Pitcher Collin McHugh
August 17th, 2012 at 2:46 PM
New York Mets pitching prospect Collin McHugh hasn't grabbed much notice from fans of the MLB club during his five years as a Met farmhand, but has moved all the way up the ladder to AAA Buffalo and now finds himself on the radar screen. An eighteenth round pick in...

Mets 101 Prospect Watch: Matt Den Dekker
June 26th, 2012 at 1:31 AM
The New York Mets have seen several players step in and make an impact at the big league level this season as homegrown prospects like Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada have all made it to Flushing and quickly become key parts of the big club. After paying their dues in minor league cities such as Brooklyn, Binghamton and Buffalo and climbing through the Mets...

New York Mets 50th Anniversary: Top Second Basemen in Mets History
May 22nd, 2012 at 7:32 PM
To commemorate the New York Mets 50th anniversary in 2012, Mets 101 continues to take a look at the top Mets by position. Second base has always been a position of high turnover, with many Met squads employing stop-gap, veteran players for a season or two on the backend of their career. Especially In recent years, where players like Jose Valentin, Luis Castillo and Damion Easley were fixtures up...