Marlins Beat Mets To Backman?

By / September 5, 2010 / Uncategorized

Just because Wally Backman is a manager within the minor leagues organization, it does not mean the Mets get first dibs, right? You would think it would. However, where the Mets concern, whatever may seem logical becomes illogical.

So Ken Rosenthal said in the same vlog regarding Omar Minaya that the Florida Marlins are looking for a new manager. They did let Fredi Gonzalez go and Edwin Rodriguez became interim. I guess the Marlins are learning from the Mets mistakes and do not want the interim to keep the job? Who knows!

Rosenthal threw in two names that Mets fans want badly to be with the Mets: Bobby Valentine and Wally Backman.

Has anybody thrown up yet? I am not feeling so queasy as I am feeling full rage. Can you imagine either of those guys with the Fish? Would you want to?

We all are hoping for one of these guys to be the Mets manager in 2011. Some would rather have Backman move up the ranks to gain experience and have Bobby V right now. However, if Bobby V takes the Marlins job, what choice do the Mets have BUT to bring Backman up now?

I hate how everyone wants what the Mets already have or the fans want. Why not just shoot the fans in the heart? I think that would be much more humane. Yes I am being melodramatic and I think I am entitled to it for all the hell that we have been through. Like you aren’t? Try listening to WFAN. There is more drama there than a housewife would find on “Days of Our Lives”.

So yes, Mets fans. Every time you think it cannot get worse, it does. So do us all a favor: STOP THINKING!

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DyHrdMET

you know what? I’m not worried about this. I assume that Wally isn’t under contract to the Mets (albeit a minor league deal) where the Mets would need to grant permission for another club to talk to him. Now say the Marlins offer Wally B a contract. Nothing say that he HAS to accept it. Maybe he waits a week to see if the Mets will counter, assuming that he wants to manage the Mets more than he does the Marlins. Just like with a free agent player, more than one team can make an offer, and Wally B can choose whichever team he wants, based on criteria known to him (i.e. one team is the Mets and one isn’t, one team presumably offers more money, etc.). If there’s another suitor, it may force Jeff Wilpon’s hand to offer him (maybe a better) a contract to manage the Mets, or it may force his hand to say that Wally wasn’t in consideration for next year. Maybe Jeffy already told Wally the plan for next year (either of the scenarios I mentioned).

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kuby2u

During the rain delay this week, I heard Ed Colman talking about next year. I heard these words come out of his mouth “Wally Backman will likely be the manager next year.” Many of the beat reporters are speaking about it as if it were already a done deal. We’ll see.

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kuby2u

During the rain delay this week, I heard Ed Colman talking about next year. I heard these words come out of his mouth “Wally Backman will likely be the manager next year.” Many of the beat reporters are speaking about it as if it were already a done deal. We’ll see.

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