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Mets Afternoon News: Backman's coaches set, Johan again attempting comeback

Your Sunday dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, note, and links.

Chris McShane

Meet the Mets

The Queens Baseball Convention took place yesterday at McFadden's at Citi Field, and it sounds like it was a success. A guy who looks like Terry Collins showed up, too.

That wasn't the only baseball event that took place in New York on what was a frigid Saturday. John Franco and Willie Randolph were among the guest speakers at the inaugural New York City Baseball Summit.

Wally Backman's Triple-A coaching staff in Las Vegas is all set for the 2015 season.

In case you missed it, Toby Hyde and Robert Brender had Rob Parker on their podcast over at MetsBlog to explain why he did not vote for Mike Piazza for the Hall of Fame.

Around the National League East

The Miami Marlins are looking for a left-handed hitting fourth outfielder to supplement their young, promising outfield of Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, and Giancarlo Stanton.

Around Major League Baseball

Johan Santana, the first and only Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter, is attempting another comeback after he suffered an Achilles injury last year. The soon-to-be 36-year-old last pitched in a big league game on August 17, 2012, for the Mets.