Wally Backman did not get his promotion to the major league ballclub. I was not too disappointed by this. Many felt that he still needed some seasoning as a manager, despite he has quite a bit already. So with the New York Mets deciding to go with Terry Collins as their new manager, they still wanted to keep Backman close to home.
Instead of Backman coming to Flushing, according to MLB.com, he is making the move from Brooklyn to Binghamton to manage the Double-A affiliate. Tim Teufel will manage the Triple-A Bisons. No word on who will manage the Cyclones. Whoever it is, let’s hope that the new manager can finish what Backman started.
Collins has a two year contract with the Mets. So is it safe to assume that with Backman being promoted to Double-A, we will see him in Flushing in 2013?