But that story? That doesn't happen without a source, which in this case was former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, and not everyone is happy with him.
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. While other clubs throughout the league might be less inclined to allow members of their coaching staff to interview now that Spring Training looms in the near future, ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez was also reported to be a leading candidate in New York's most recent search. If you hear some noises when you're pitching, this is what's going on.' For sure. But to go public, yeah, it didn't set well with me. It came from within.
The New York Mets have not come to a decision about the future of manager Carlos Beltran after the former player was implicated in Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's report on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal published earlier this week, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. That, when I first heard about it, it hits you like any teammate would right it's something that you don't do. It's something that you don't do. "Yeah, it didn't sit well with me". It's notable that she's not critical of the scandal or Fiers tipping people off.
"I totally get telling your future teammates, helping them win, letting people know", said Mendoza, "but to go public with it, to call them out, starting all of this - it's hard to swallow". Fiers didn't have a choice in the matter, and to argue that he betrayed his teammates, when it reality it was Fiers and other honest players who were betrayed by the club, is freaky.
Mendoza didn't have a problem with him spreading the work. Like on Thursday, when she appeared on radio and TV for ESPN, talking about the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal while the Mets decide if they will fire manager Carlos Beltran for his role in the very same scandal.