The former Mets second baseman is happy to be back in a Mets uniform and said he still hopes to join a Major League staff full-time when asked by reporters about his aspirations.
"I think that's why players play, and that's why coaches coach," he said.
Young Mets like starting pitcher Jacob deGrom, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and Matt den Dekker are just a few examples of guys who have worked with Backman in Triple-A and are now having an impact at the Major League Level.
"It's a good thing when you're developing guys and you see them come up here and have success," Backman said. "It makes you feel good that you've been able to send them up [to the Majors] and they've been able to have the success that they've had, and know that you've been a part of helping them get there."
As for where Backman will be when Spring Training rolls around, he said he hasn't discussed anything with the organization and hasn't thought about it just yet.
"I don't know if I'll be hunting all year or not," he said with a smile. "We'll see."
Paul Thomas is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.