He could not get the big league job with the Mets, but Wally Backman is remaining in the organization as manager of Double-A Binghamton.
Backman spent last season managing the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones. They went 51-24 and made it to the New York-Penn League Championship Series.
Backman, 51, interviewed for the Mets but they wanted someone with Major League experience and hired Terry Collins.
Sign up for Newsday’s Mets Messages for updates directly to your phone via text, free with a Newsday digital subscription. Learn more at newsday.com/metstext.