The Mets have somehow been dragged into the MLB’s massive mess, resulting in the firing of new manager Carlos Beltran. New York never stood a chance. When Alex Cora and the Red Sox “mutually parted ways” we all knew Beltran was going down. It was only a matter of when. And that when was today.
In typical Mets fashion, representatives completely went against what they initially preached to fans about how they wouldn’t waiver on Beltran. Today they did. “Mutually.”
And now today:
A statement from Beltran:
The biggest problem with this is that the Mets now have to find a manager from a very small, or maybe unique, pool. Letting Joe Girardi go to the Phillies now looks like even more of a mistake. Some people threw Terry Collins’ name out there, but reports said that he does not want to be considered. Others threw out David Wright. Hell, I threw out Mike Piazza's name. But what do I know?
Early reports indicated that Luis Rojas could be a potential candidate:
It's a real shame. Beltran had great potential and now we will never get to see it. The players spoke highly of him and were ready to learn. This is a tough pill to swallow and the Mets really need to fill the hole with someone well-respected and make some noise because as usual, the team is a laughingstock with owners and upper management making a mockery of the organization.
Now there are talks about burner accounts from a player disguised as Beltran's niece, accusing Jose Altuve of wearing a buzzer and Mike Trout using HGH for a thyroid issue. Baseball is in trouble.
LFGM I guess.
Photo: (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)