Saturday, 22 February, 2020

Carlos Beltran apologizes for role in Astros cheating scandal after Mets ouster

Carlos Beltran New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran AP
Rhonda Reese | 17 January, 2020, 00:27

The Mets organization and I mutually agreed to part ways, moving forward for the greater good with no further distractions.

Mets officials have been discussing Beltran's status moving forward, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, who adds that the team intends to announce a decision regarding Beltran's future before his scheduled appearance at Mets Fanfest on January 25.

Beltran ended his career as a Houston Astro, where, according to the Major League Baseball report, he worked with Alex Cora to develop and administer an elaborate sign-stealing system illegally using electronic devices.

The Astros, Red Sox, and Mets have all fired or parted ways with their managers, but it seems like there even more to the cheating than reported. "This was not an easy decision".

Moments after Beltran stepped down as New York Mets manager, the account tweeted on Thursday 'I have pictures from locker [sic] I will keep for a rainy day. We believe that Carlos was honest and forthcoming with us. "We remain excited about the talent on this team and are committed to reaching our goals of winning now and in the future". "I wish the entire organisation success in the future". "I hope that at some point in time, I'll have the opportunity to return to this game that I love so much".

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Now the Mets join the Astros and Red Sox in looking for a new manager in mid-January.

Beltran, 42, played for the Mets from 2005 to 2011.

The well-respected Hudgens, 63, joined the Blue Jays last season after four years as hitting coach for the Astros, including the tainted 2017 campaign that led to commissioner Rob Manfred to ban GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a season, strip the club of four draft picks and issue a $5-million fine.

Well, that was a quick managerial tour of duty for Carlos Beltran.

The team's bench coach Hensley Meulens and ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez, who both previously interviewed for the job, are also among the candidates to replace Beltran, reports Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.

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