Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.
After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.
Wally Backman was passed over for Terry Collins as the next manager of the Mets, but the fiery Double-A manager still has a firm believer in Darryl Strawberry.
The Mets have tapped Wally Backman to replace Tim Teufel as manager of New York’s Double-A Binghamton farm team.
Terry Collins chased jobs all the way to Japan and China in the 11 years since he last managed a major league club just to find a place in a dugout. Rejuvenating the New York Mets, though, might be his toughest challenge of all.
Chip Hale will remain with the Mets as third base coach after finishing a “close second” for New York’s managerial job, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman.
Terry Collins is a major league manager once again, hired by the New York Mets to help revitalize a franchise that has struggled on the field and at the gate.
After completing second interviews with four finalists, the New York Mets plan to select their next manager no later than Monday.
New general manager Sandy Alderson conducted second interviews Wednesday with Bob Melvin and Chip Hale, accompanied by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and three other front-office staff.
Forget the external candidates and bring on the in-house boys – the Mets’ Final Four is down to Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and Wally Backman.
Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Wally Backman and Chip Hale became finalists for New York Mets manager when the team narrowed the field Tuesday night to four candidates who all worked for the organization this year.
The Mets’ search for a manager is headed to the Dominican Republic. General manager Sandy Alderson is flying south to meet with Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began interviewing candidates for the team’s managerial opening, meeting with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss.
The Mets will commence the managerial derby on Thursday and Friday of this week. Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman and third base coach Chip Hale are at the top of the internal list.
Ron Roenicke showed he can win as a fill-in manager. Now he gets a chance to do it every day.