Adam Rubin just reported that the New York Mets have officially named Wally Backman the Binghamton Mets manager. Here is an excerpt quoting Backman on his promotion.
“I remember when I first got to Double-A ,” Backman said. “I knew that I was on the right track. Certain players are really going to work hard for their dreams of playing in the major leagues. It’s all based on fundamentals. If the players buy into the system, we’re going to be good in Binghamton. I like to win. It’s still about development, but I believe winning is part of development."