According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, citing ‘organizational sources,’ Tim Teufel is expected to replace Ken Oberkfell as Triple-A Buffalo manager, while Wally Backman is likely to replace Teufel as Double-A Binghamton manager.
Teufel managed the Double-A Binghamton Mets to a 66-76 record in the Eastern League in 2010.
“I still hope to manage the Mets at some point, but I’m just going year to year at this point,” Backman told the Daily News in late November. “If there is interest from other organizations, I’ll have to consider it.”
In the days after hiring Terry Collins, Mets GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters that Collins was a more complete package than Backman, ‘as far as what his group was looking for at this time.’
Be sure to check out Rubin’s post for other minor league moves, including the return of Ricky Bones and Mookie Wilson’s replacement.