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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Farm report: Satterwhite back on radar

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Within a year of being drafted in the second round by the Detroit Tigers out of Ole Miss in 2008, right-hander Cody Satterwhite had risen to Double-A. Five years, two shoulder surgeries and a stop in independent ball later, he is back ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. Syndergaard 'too slow' in 2nd Vegas start

    Adam Rubin

    ATLANTA -- Noah Syndergaard, who allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks in five innings in his second Triple-A start, was working too deliberately Wednesday, Syndergaard Las Vegas manager Wally Backman indicated. "His tem...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Farm report: Who's on 1st? Boyd again

    Adam Rubin

    Jayce Boyd hit a combined .330 with nine homers and 83 RBIs in 458 at-bats last season between Savannah and St. Lucie. After June 28, however, the righty-hitting/righty-throwing Boyd was limited to DH because of thoracic outlet syndrome. That comp...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Morning Briefing: Crunch time

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsDidi Gregorius and Nick Franklin are shortstop options for the Mets, but not Pete Kozma.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The Mets break camp in exactly one week to fly to Montreal for a pair of final exhibition games. And Terry Co...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. Morning Briefing: Zack OK with model too

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Jonathon Niese, who had been dispatched to New York early in camp for an MRI of his left shoulder, makes his 2014 Grapefruit League debut Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals (WOR 710 AM). Niese...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. Wally Backman interviews for winter gig

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinWally Backman interviewed for a winter-ball managing gig. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Wally Backman has interviewed to manage the Dominican winter-league team Aguilas Cibaenas. The interview took place during the weekend, when Aguilas offici...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  12. Morning Briefing: Off to Jupiter

    Adam Rubin

    Jeff Roberson/Associated PressDaisuke Matsuzaka makes his first Grapefruit League start as a Met on Sunday against the Cardinals.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: After two home losses to open Grapefruit League play, the Mets head south on I-95 to...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  13. Viola to join Backman in Las Vegas

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinFrank Viola will serve as Triple-A Las Vegas pitching coach in 2014. Frank Viola is getting a promotion. Viola, who served as low-A Savannah's pitching coach the past two seasons, will serve in that role for Wally Backman with Triple-...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. Backman to remain in Vegas

    Adam Rubin

    Wally Backman will continue to manage Triple-A Las Vegas for the Mets in 2014, the Daily News reported. Backman had hoped to land on a major-league staff....

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Backman still expected to remain with Mets

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinThe Mets expect Wally Backman to manage Las Vegas again in 2014. The Mets have not been asked by any other organization for permission to speak with Wally Backman about a managerial vacancy. So team officials still expect Backman to retu...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  16. Sources: Coaching staff to return intact

    Adam Rubin

    US Presswire Dan Warthen, Dave Hudgens and Tim Teufel, along with the rest of the staff, all are expected to return in 2014. NEW YORK -- Not only is Terry Collins poised to return next season on a two-year extension with a team option for 2016, the...

    Blog | September 29, 2013