New York Post, Wally Backman is “considering the possibility” of teaming up in Washington with former Mets manager Davey Johnson.
Johnson, who led Backman and the Mets to a World Series title in 1986, would likely hire Backman as the Nationals’ third base coach, the paper reported. He also “may look to groom” Backman to take over as manager.
Many Mets fans have been clamoring for the fiery 52-year-old to get his shot with the big league club. Backman was a finalist for the Mets’ managerial job last year after the team fired Jerry Manuel.
Terry Collins eventually beat out Backman, Chip Hale and Bob Melvin. New York exercised Collins’ option for 2013 just before the end of this year’s 77-85 season.