Carlos Beltran Stepping Down As Mets Manager?
Is Carlos Beltran stepping down as the Mets manager?
Earlier this week MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that a league-wide investigation confirmed that the Houston Astros were involved in a cheating scandal.
The Astros immediately fired manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, since the rule violations occurred with them at the helm.
One day later, the Boston Red Sox fired their skipper Alex Cora for allegedly being at the center of Houston’s cheating operation.
One other name listed in the league investigative report was Beltran.
From an account purporting to be Carlos Beltran’s niece? Um…? pic.twitter.com/Ir8L1QnvUP
— Adam Weinrib (@AdamWeinrib) January 15, 2020
On Wednesday, a person claiming to be related to the Mets skipper suggested that he would soon be stepping down from his post.
In the cheating report, Beltran was the only player who was listed by name. The only other person listed by name was Cora, who served as a bench coach for the Astros at the time.
After the report came out, Mets brass reportedly considered forcing Beltran to step down, but nothing official has been done up to this point.
It remains to be seen if Beltran and the Mets ultimately part ways, but he is pretty much the last piece of the puzzle. Everyone else involved has met their reckoning. Time will tell if the same will hold true for Beltran.