A former Yankees teammate from Carlos Beltran said the Mets had to fire Beltran after their new manager was named in the MLB report on the Astros fraud scandal.
Mark Teixeira, who played with Beltran in the Bronx for three years, says the Mets should drop Beltran, just like the Red Sox Alex Cora and Astros A.J. Hinch.
"I don't think the Mets have a choice either. They have to fire Carlos Beltran," Teixeira said on ESPN's "Get Up!" Immunity … it's really a void for Carlos Beltran because he retired immediately after this World Series. "
Beltran was the only player mentioned in the MLB report. Nobody who was a player at the time is disciplined because of the collaboration with the investigators.
"Well, that's a guy who, he and Alex Cora, were the main culprits. Alex Cora was immediately fired from the Boston Red Sox, ”said Teixeira. “The New York Mets are in an impossible situation. Under no circumstances can Carlos Beltran – especially in New York's pressure cooker – be the manager of the Mets.
"I think it's a difficult situation for Brodie Van Wagenen and the Mets front office that we've spent all the time here finding our guy, a really great baseball ghost, and Beltran is. He is also a guy who cheated the worst during a World Series run. You can't let this guy lead your team. The New York newspapers … will eat Carlos Beltran every day until he is released. "