It was confirmed Sunday afternoon that Terry Collins has been named manager of the New York Mets. SNY will broadcast a press conference Tuesday at 11 AM. No further plans for Backman, Hale, and Melvin have been discussed as of yet.

As I expressed a few days ago, I expected the decision would ultimately be between Collins and Melvin, but I was hoping for the latter. Given the news, however, I wish Collins the best of luck and hope that he can turn this mess around.

I’ve heard rumors that Backman will be offered a managing role at either St. Lucie or Binghamton, which would make me very happy.