Rubin says Mets 'know things' about Backman

Adam Rubin had the following exchange with fans today in a chat for ESPN New York, in which he essentially says the Mets know things about Wally Backman, that have not been reported, which will keep him from becoming the team’s next manager:

In the end, if he had to bet, ´╗┐Rubin believes one of Chip Hale, Clint Hurdle, Bob Melvin or Don Wakamatsu will end up as the team’s manager.

Updated at 4:33 pm: