It looks like Wally Backman is very much alive and kicking in the running for Met skipper and BMF for one is rooting like Hell for him to get the gig.
Initially I assumed Alderson wasn’t going in Backman’s direction but Wally’s name sure is being bandied about by the media and those “in the know”.
Word is Wally is scheduled to fly in this week for a meeting with the Mets which I take as very good news… I think.
Call me a paranoid freak but I’m a little concerned this may be a PR move to appease fans by bringing in a token ‘86 Met before going a different direction.
Then again Sandy himself said he wants a “firey” manager and if you’re looking for “fire” Backman is your man - if you’re looking for a full set of teeth than not so much.
But it seems to me Alderson and the Mets will likely have an ear to the ground gauging fan reaction on every move they make so if you’re a Wally fan start posting on the blogs, call the talk shows, or write a letter (lol) supporting Wally Backman because he’s the ONLY candidate (now that Bobby V ain’t happening) that fans can get excited about.
And obtw he’ll work cheap.