Jon Heyman just tweeted something of note…
Mets planning to bring back feisty '86 hero Wally Backman in minor-league coaching role. they could use a little spunk.
It’s about time this guy got another shot.
There is an opening with Double-A Binghamton, as manager Mako Oliveras was fired last week.
Backman’s brash attitude might not sit well with some people, but he’s the kind of guy that will light a fire under a player or team and push them to perform. He has a very polarizing persona, so some people hate him and some people love him.
I’m interested to see how Mets fans react to this. I know a few people will like to see Backman back with the Mets. On the flip side, I also know a lot of people just flat-out don’t like him.
Also, if Jerry Manuel gets off to a rough start in 2010, I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t considered as a replacement.
Another note on coaches, according to a source, the Mets and Edgardo Alfonzo have been talking about a possible coaching position, likely with the Gulf Coast League team. Just a rumor right now, but that would be nice to see.