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  1. Morning Briefing: Play on

    Adam Rubin

    ATLANTA FIRST PITCH: Wait until next year! The Mets officially were eliminated from postseason contention on Friday night, despite producing a win. Still, they play on. At 74-80, the Amazin's occupy fourth place in the NL East. Still, the...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  2. Backman breaks down high-level prospects

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman joined the Mets on Friday for the final nine games of the season.ATLANTA -- Wally Backman tactfully indicated Friday that he hopes to get a chance at the major league level. "I think that's why the players play and I think ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Morning Briefing: Happy Backman Day!

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: It's Wally Backman Day! Backman, who guided Las Vegas into the Triple-A playoffs for the second straight season, joins the Mets staff on Friday at Turner Field for the final nine games. Backman also was a September call-up...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Backman to join Mets, may not leave staff

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman is joining the Mets on Friday in Atlanta as a coach. He may remain on the staff in 2015.NEW YORK -- Fans may view Wally Backman as their preferred successor to Terry Collins as Mets manager. Instead, Backman could end up on Co...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Morning Briefing: Don't fret, Nats leaving

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: One more game. The Washington Nationals have owned the New York Mets at Citi Field this year -- and last year, and the year before that, and the year before that. But at least after Sunday afternoon, the Nats won't be bac...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  6. Morning Briefing: TC seems secure for 2015

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: More than three months after they last had been three games under .500, the Mets (72-76) can ascend to that point again Saturday. Zack Wheeler (10-9, 3.38 ERA) opposes right-hander Doug Fister (13-8, 2.53) at 7:10 p.m. at ...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  7. Wally Backman to get September call-up

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman will join the Mets next Friday. NEW YORK -- Wally Backman will be a major league coach for the final nine games of the season. Backman, who guided the Las Vegas 51s to their second straight division title in the Pacific ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. Morning Briefing: Day off in Cincy

    Adam Rubin

    MIAMI FIRST PITCH: The Mets spend a day off in Cincinnati before getting back to work on Friday against the Reds. Bartolo Colon (12-11, 4.01 ERA) opposes right-hander Alfredo Simon (13-9, 3.28) in the 7:10 p.m. series opener. Thursday's news...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  9. Morning Briefing: The drive for 89 begins

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: David Wright was pragmatic in the postgame clubhouse after Saturday's loss officially ensured the Mets would not reach 90 wins. "This season hasn't gone the way we would've liked it to," Wright said. "We all put forth expe...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  10. Morning Briefing: LOL Phils

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets certainly have the number of their rivals from the City of Brotherly Love. The Amazin's are 12-5 against the Philadelphia Phillies this season -- their most wins in a season series against Philadelphia since 1989. ...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  11. Backman receives PCL top honor

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman NEW YORK -- Triple-A Las Vegas manager Wally Backman has been named Pacific Coast League manager of the year. Backman, 54, has led the 51s to the PCL's Pacific Southern Division title for a second straight season. The...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  12. Morning Briefing: Almost back

    Adam Rubin

    Courtesy of New York MetsCurtis Granderson hosted a youth clinic Wednesday in Chicago at a stadium bearing his name.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Tomorrow, tomorrow ... The second half is only a day away. The Mets resume their season on Friday at 10:1...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  13. Wally Backman talks d'Arnaud

    Adam Rubin

    Listen to the complete interview: NEW YORK -- Las Vegas manager Wally Backman talks with The Michael Kay Show on Wednesday about how Travis d'Arnaud has turned things around....

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  14. Morning Briefing: Niese Day in St. Louis

    Adam Rubin

    ST. LOUIS FIRST PITCH: The Mets face another tough task Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.54 ERA) opposes right-hander Michael Wacha (4-5, 2.88) in the 8:15 p.m. ET game. Tuesday's news reports: * Jacob deGrom allowed ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  15. Minors 6.16.14: Noah has bumpy return

    Adam Rubin

    OKLAHOMA CITY 5, LAS VEGAS 1: Noah Syndergaard, returning from a disabled list stint for a sprained left shoulder, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in a four-inning, 73-pitch effort. Manager Wally Backman was ejected and proceeded to rip hi...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  16. Morning Briefing: From least to beast

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinThe Mets spend the weekend in San Francisco, home of aggressive seagulls.CHICAGO FIRST PITCH: The lowly Chicago Cubs completed a sweep of the Mets on Thursday at Wrigley Field. And captain David Wright summed it up this way postgame: "We...

    Blog | June 06, 2014