Former New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran is rumored to not want the managerial position after the firing of Mickey Callaway.
On Thursday, the New York Mets made the decision that many fans were hoping they’d make. They ultimately chose to part ways with manager Mickey Callaway after two seasons. Despite finishing 86-76 this year, the front office felt they were better off going with someone else at that position for the future.
Now, that leaves an impending decision for this ballclub. Who takes the place of Callaway? Well, the shortlist may include guys such as Joe Girardi, Joe Maddon, and former Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran. However, according to Andy Martino of SNY, Beltran doesn’t even want the job.
Person who knows Carlos Beltran well says “no chance” he’ll manage Mets or likely anyone else right now
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) October 3, 2019
Martino also writes, “A sharp guy learning the management side of the game as a Yankees advisor, Beltran did not leave Queens on great terms with the Mets.”
Beltran was brought in to work as a special advisor for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in December. He played for the Mets from 2005 until the time he was traded in 2011. Beltran was part of that 2006 ballclub that lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series in seven games.
If you’re a Mets fan, you definitely don’t want to discuss Beltran’s final at-bat in that very game.
So now, at least one name is out on the exploration for a new manager in Queens. It’ll definitely be interesting to keep watch of this search moving forward.