Baseball was rocked recently thanks to the investigation by Major League Baseball into the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing practices in 2017 and the Mets were just one of the teams that felt the impact of this controversy
Because of the investigation, the franchise as a whole had to make a very big and tough decision -what to do with newly minted manager Carlos Beltran.
In a stunning decision both Beltran and the Mets ‘mutually agreed to park ways’ and now the franchise will have to dig in deep and figure out what move to make when it comes time for naming a new manager.
Beltran did not even get a chance to manage a single game and the team as a whole has to scramble with less than a month before the Start of Spring Training.
In a quote given to the official Mets website Beltran said, “I am grateful to the Mets for given me the opportunity, but we agreed this decision is in the best interest of the team. I couldn’t let myself be a distraction for the team. I wish the entire organization success in the future.”
It will be interesting to see what the Franchise will do now in naming the next manager of the team. According to reports it seems as if General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen will cast the net around the names that intrigued them in October.
According to a report on Mets.com written by Anthony DiComo the list of names include Luis Rojas, Tony DeFrancesco, Henry Meulens, and Terry Collins, who are some of the internal candidates.
The External Candidates include Eduardo Perez, Tim Bogar, Joe McEwing, Buck Showalter and Dusty Baker.
It will be interesting to see the direction that the Mets will go and fans are definitely encouraged to stay tuned for more information.
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