Collins’ performance makes fans forget about Backman

We had a poll on the site earlier this week which asked: “Knowing what we know now, who do you want managing the 2011 Mets?” There were four choices – Wally Backman, Terry Collins, Davey Johnson and Other. I expected that the crowd would have a majority for Collins but I thought Backman would have [...]

Backman reacts to being passed over

"My goals haven’t changed,” Backman said. “The fact that Sandy [Alderson] and Jeff [Wilpon] want to keep me in the organization speaks for itself. There are 30 organizations and people need managers. I hope people will think I deserve the opportunity at some point." Source: New York Post ***** If you prefer longer articles, that’s [...]

Speculation on the Mets' new manager

Without a single game being played, or even a free agent signing or trade being made, Mets fans are happy with Sandy Alderson as the team’s new general manager. There are many reasons for this. The easiest thing to do is point to his record, as he was responsible for building the late 1980s Oakland [...]

Backman is what Mets need in a manager

The Mets need to win 13 times in their final 18 games in order for Jerry Manuel to avoid concluding his career as the team's skipper with a losing record. While Manuel's future with the organization technically has not been decided, the Mets cannot possibly re-sign him. After succeeding Willie Randolph midway through the 2008 [...]