Wally Backman felt a lack of respect from the Mets’ front office and, after being passed over for major league jobs, including the bench coach job this season, he came to the conclusion he had no future in the organization. After being a big part of the Mets’ past, Backman decided he wanted to pursue a future in baseball with another team.

“I chose to resign because I didn’t see a future at the major league level with the Mets at this time,” Backman said in a statement issued through the Triple-A Las Vegas 51’s. “My ultimate goal is to manage in the big leagues or to be hired in a major league coaching position, and the best avenue to achieve this dream is to seek employment opportunities with other major league organizations.”

On WFAN with Mike Francesa Tuesday afternoon, Backman fought back against allegations that he was let go because he did not follow the front office’s plans with top prospects Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo.

Backman rattled off statistics to prove those claims wrong, saying Nimmo hit first or second in 84 of 90 games and that Conforto missed just two games and had 41 at-bats against lefthanded pitching while playing for Backman in Triple-A. “There was a lack of respect,” Backman said. “You know, you, work for organization and you want to be respected for what you do. The respect wasn’t there. They can say different. The things that went on this year turned my head. It was time to move on.”