Before Carlos Beltran and the Mets split up on Thursday, he seemed to have at least one Mets advisor in his corner.
Because Jessica Mendoza doesn't mind cheating. I'm just breathing.
Mendoza, the Mets specialist and ESPN spokesman, criticized former Astros launcher Mike Fiers for his role in uncovering Houston's sign theft system, leading to the layoffs of manager A.J. Hinch, General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Red Sox Manager Alex Cora.
"To be honest, it made me sad that everything was found out," Mendoza said on Thursday on ESPN's "Golic and Wingo." "This was not something MLB naturally researched or complained of because other teams naturally heard about it and then investigated."
"It came from within. It was a player who was part of it, who benefited from it during the regular season when he was part of the team. When I first heard about it, it hit you like any teammate would. It's something you don't do. "
The 34-year-old Fiers took on the role of whistleblower after explaining the undercover plan in an interview with The Athletic in November. Fiers spent three years in Houston and received a World Series ring, but didn't appear in the postseason of the Astros title run in 2017. Since he was traded from Detroit during the 2018 season, Fiers has been with the A & # 39; s who are playing AL West with the Astros.
Mendoza, who would later retrace her comments, had no problem with Fiers talking about the Houston conspiracy in his new clubhouse. Everywhere else was a problem.
"I mean, I understand. When you're with Oakland A & # 39; s and on a different team, better tell your teammates, "Look, head up, if you hear some noise when you open it, this is going on." Said Mendoza.
"But to go public? Yes, it didn't suit me well. "