Nothing happens with this cheating scandal if Mike Fiers doesn’t speak out. The importance of that decision was evident today, when Carlos Beltrán became the latest casualty of baseball’s worst scandal since steroids.
With no official punishment from M.L.B. for his role in the Astros’ cheating scandal, Beltran could have continued as the Mets’ manager. But his reputation had sustained too much damage.
“We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways,” Mets owner Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a joint statement. “Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone’s best interest for Carlos to move forward as Manager of the New York Mets.”
Today’s baseball news in chronological order (THREAD)
– Carlos Beltran fired by the Mets and uses a burner
– Beltran’s niece implicates the Astros and Yankees in cheating scandal
– Jomboy exposes Altuve for wearing a buzzer in the ALCS pic.twitter.com/0TIBfWUa9P
— Stick2Sports Podcast (@Stick2Sports__) January 16, 2020
As a fellow “man of faith, husband, and father,” I wish people like Carlos Beltran would spend more time using their faith and family to help them make good decisions and less time trying to use them to excuse their bad decisions.
— Jeff J. Snider (@snidog) January 17, 2020
New York Mets announced Thursday that the team’s manager Carlos Beltran is leaving; MLB says Beltran was involved in stealing opponents’ signals when he played for the Houston Astros in 2017 https://t.co/y1Yhcu60zP pic.twitter.com/dYt6cnXIN7
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 17, 2020