The Mets are keeping their front office intact, and manager Terry Collins is expected to return next season. Then there’s the case of fan favorite Wally Backman.
On July 1, 1987, 24-hour sports talk radio was born, and boy did baseball look different.
Mets manager Terry Collins is tired of his team’s recent poor play. “We’ve got to get it stopped,” he said Tuesday night. “We’ve got to turn it around right now.”
If the first 50 games are any indication, this might be a season to remember.
We all know Daniel Murphy can hit. After all, he was a doubles machine last year and was fifth in the league in batting prior to his injury. The question is: Can he consistently field the position well enough to be in there every day?
It’s not Flushing, but hey, chilly Buffalo is still New York. And for 1986 champion Wally Backman, it’s still the Mets organization.
Is it too soon to call the Nationals “’86 South”? According to the New York Post, Wally Backman is “considering the possibility” of teaming up in Washington with former Mets manager Davey Johnson.
1986 legend Mookie Wilson has been let go by the Mets. Again.
The winds of change blew through the Mets’ coaching staff on Wednesday, and when the gale subsided, four coaches were gone.
The Mets have announced some coaching changes for 2012 and my immediate reaction is that losing Chip Hale is a big hit while adding Tim Teufel as third base coach and Ricky Bones as bullpen coach makes sense.
Well, no need for a scouting report here. Tim Teufel’s son made his Triple-A debut Thursday night — and dad was there, all right.
Former New York Mets player Tim Teufel is among the hundreds of Bernard Madoff investors who have been asked to return bogus profits from the fraudster’s Ponzi scheme.
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.
The 27-year-old was 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the Houston Astros last season, holding lefty hitters to a .213 batting average.