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.
Terry Collins will have more time to try and turn around the Mets. “He’s done just a terrific job,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “He’s earned it.”
Carlos Beltran’s tenure with the Mets will very likely come to an end this week as the July 31st trading deadline approaches. Here is where Beltran ranks in some of the Mets’ all-time offensive categories.
If you told me in mid-April that the Mets would be the surprise story of the National League, over .500 with several players poised to play in the All-Star Game, I would have (justifiably) demanded a urine sample.
After being passed over for Terry Collins this offseason, Wally Backman is “still absolutely confident and certain” he will land a managerial position in the majors. But first, the Mets’ new manager of Double-A Binghamton will try to lead his minor-league youngsters on their own trek to New York.
Ex-Mets starter Frank Viola is returning to professional baseball, agreeing to become the pitching coach for the Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones. The Mets also said Monday that Rich Donnelly will take over as manager.
To the jaded and jilted Mets fan, the recent revelations about the Mets, Madoff, and money create a portal through which opulent and competent people will buy the team from the limping Wilpons. If only it were that easy.
Darryl Strawberry will race up 1,576 steps and 86 floors to the Observatory on Tuesday with about 100 other participants as part of the Empire State Building Run-Up to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
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.
Could we maybe give the guy a chance? If you listen to Mets fans, new manager Terry Collins might as well have a two month contract.
General manager Sandy Alderson joined Boomer & Carton Wednesday, one day after introducing Terry Collins as the 20th manager in Mets’ history.
If you’re a praying person, chances are that when you hold hands around the Thanksgiving dinner table tomorrow you’re unlikely to thank your deity for the arrival of Terry Collins.
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.