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  1. Backman hired for Dominican managing gig

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman will complete his winter managing in the Dominican Republic. NEW YORK -- Wally Backman has been named manager for Licey in the Dominican Republic, replacing the winter-league club's fired manager, Jose Offerman. Licey ge...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  2. Hitting coaches out in staff shuffle

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera are out as hitting coaches, the Mets announced. Both have been invited to remain with the organization. Pitching coach Dan Warthen, bench coach Bob Geren, third base coach Tim Teufel, first base coach Tom...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Morning Briefing: See you in St. Lucie!

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: That's all folks! The Mets completed their season with a 79-83 record, tied with the Atlanta Braves for second place in the NL East. Heck, the Mets won the season series from Atlanta, 10-9, if you want to crow about act...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Backman expected to remain with Vegas

    Adam Rubin

    Carlos Osorio/Associated PressSources told ESPNNewYork.com that Wally Backman will not be joining Terry Collins' staff in 2015. NEW YORK -- Despite internal discussion about Wally Backman joining the major league staff, the popular '86 Met is expe...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  5. Morning Briefing: .500 or bust?

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON FIRST PITCH: With five games remaining, the Mets still share second place with the freefalling Atlanta Braves. Both teams are 76-81. So how long has it been since the second-place team in the NL East finished with a sub-.500 record? ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  6. Sandy Alderson extension transcript

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday that the Mets had exercised general manager Sandy Alderson's option for next season and added two additional years, though 2017. Here's what Wilpon said about reaching the decision: "On behalf of myse...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  7. Morning Briefing: Second place!

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets are now tied for second place in the NL East with the freefalling Atlanta Braves at 76-80. As for another goal: If the Mets want to reach .500, they will need to win at least five of their remaining six games. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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