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Bobby Abreu #53 of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at a pitch in the sixth inning of a game againt the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium on March 20, 2014 in Kissimmee, Florida. Philadelphia won the game 6-3. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mets Call Up Veteran Bopper Bobby Abreu, Option Andrew Brown

Outfielder Bobby Abreu will join the Mets on Monday for the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. His contract has been selected from Triple-A Las Vegas, and Andrew Brown has been optioned.

04/21/2014

Wally Backman (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Backman To Return To Mets’ Triple-A Affiliate In Las Vegas In 2014

The Las Vegas 51s announced on Tuesday that manager Wally Backman will return for the 2014 season.

12/03/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically Contend

Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.

07/28/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Future Of Flushing Is Here As Wheeler Gets Set To Take Hill

If Wheeler can just get a fraction of Harvey’s traction, the sun could finally shine on Queens, where they could someday be Kings.

06/18/2013

Wally Backman (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Report: Wally Backman Irks Mets, Has ‘Zero Chance’ Of Taking Over For Collins

It seems Wally isn’t so popular in Flushing these days — at least among Mets brass.

06/13/2013

Ike Davis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Demoted Ike Davis Getting Some Help From Dear Ol’ Dad

Triple-A manager Wally Backman says Ike Davis is “gonna get right” in Las Vegas. Well, maybe he will — with a little family support.

06/12/2013

Ike Davis (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Las Vegas 51s Manager Wally Backman On Ike Davis: ‘He’s Gonna Get Right’

“I want the kid to go up there and just look strictly for fastballs, and fastballs that he can drive,” Backman said. “…We’ll make the adjustments that need to be made for this guy. He’s gonna get right.”

06/11/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Backman On Dominant Wheeler: ‘He’s Going To Be Pushing The Door Open Himself’

“He’s turning the corner, that is what we have seen the last two starts,” Backman said. “If we see that a couple of more starts, he’s going to be pushing the door open himself, forcing the issue for sure.”

05/07/2013

Joe Torrillo (left) and Mike Hughes (right) speak with Wally Backman. (Credit: Twitter/@BuffaloBisons)

Wally Backman On Future With Mets: ‘I’m Not After Terry’s Job’

“I’m not after Terry’s job,” Wally Backman said. “But my goal is definitely to manage in the big leagues.”

02/15/2013

The Mets celebrate after winning Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. (Credit: Mandatory Credit: Allsport/ALLSPORT)

Coutinho: Has It Really Been 26 Years Since Game 6?

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a quarter of a century since the 1986 Mets captured an entire city with a World Championship, but I was thinking a lot about that season this week.

10/26/2012

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Tom Seaver: Reggie Jackson ‘Sometimes Turns The Logical Part Of His Brain Off’

Just like “Manny being Manny” was used for years to explain the antics of former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez, the Mets legend explained to the Buffalo News that “Reggie is Reggie.”

07/12/2012

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Wally Backman: Reggie Jackson’s Comments On Gary Carter ‘A Disgrace’

When you mess with late Mets great Gary Carter, you mess with fiery former teammate Wally Backman.

07/09/2012

Chris Young #55 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Chris Young Dominates In Triple-A; Return To Mets’ Rotation Could Be Around The Corner

The 33-year-old — who signed a Minor League deal with the Mets on March 26th — tossed six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out two and threw 50 of 87 pitches for strikes.

05/31/2012

Lenny Dykstra (credit: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Keidel: Lenny Dykstra’s New Uniform

For some reason, we always expect the newly rich to live well, not well beyond their means. But the 1986 Mets were ultimately the latter, and yet another one of their studs has been put to pasture.

WFAN–03/07/2012

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On WFAN: Doc, Darryl And More Remember Mets Great Gary Carter

Carter could always be counted on for a smile, a timely hit — and in 1986, a championship. Those close to the catcher joined WFAN to remember “The Kid” shortly after his passing.

WFAN–02/17/2012

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