New York Mets Newest Manager
Written by Jeff Ramella on November 10, 2019
By Ryan Breyta
On Monday, November 4th, Carlos Beltran was officially named the New York Mets 22nd manager of their club history. Beltran is the first Latino to become a head coach not only for the Mets but for any team in New York. The Mets took their time with the managerial process because they wanted to find the perfect guy, and that was Carlos Beltran. Beltran played in the league for 20 years, nine of which for the Mets. He was a nine-time all-star, and he was on the Mets for five of those nine appearances. In his last year in 2017, he became a World Champion.
Beltran interviewed for the Yankees managerial position in 2017 but lost that to Aaron Boone. Instead of being named manager of the Yankees, Brian Cashman offered him a job as his special advisor. Beltran took in a lot of information about the analytics of today’s game, which he knew he needed to know more about to become a manager someday. He made it clear to teams that he only wanted the Mets job. He did not want to interview anywhere else. When he was traded to the Giants from the Mets in 2011, there was some bad blood with him and the team. However, Beltran said in a statement that it is all in the past now:“I would not be standing here if everything wasn’t clear with the organization. I’m excited to be back.” There will definitely be questions about Beltran’s ability to make decisions as a first-time manager, but every manager goes through those stages. He has a chance to make history for the Mets and for himself. Beltran said to end his induction press conference he cannot wait to re-write the Mets’ story, and to be honest with you, I am excited about what is to come.