Former Cyclone Pitching Coach Rick Tomlin Joins Long Island Ducks


Tomlin coached under current Long Island manager Wally Backman in 2010 with the Cyclones, the Mets' short-season Single-A affiliate of the New York-Penn League (NYPL), helping the club reach the league finals.

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Ex-Met Pitcher Jon Niese Joins LI Ducks After Team Selects Rights at Atlantic League’s Player Showcase


With Niese, the Ducks now have five ex-Mets on their roster -- three players (Niese, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis) and two coaches (Wally Backman and Ed Lynch).

Brooklyn-Born, Former NY Met Ed Lynch to be Long Island Ducks Pitching Coach


Ed Lynch reunites with LI Ducks manager Wally Backman.