Carlos Beltrán, Alex Rodriguez
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Former New York Yankees slugger and current broadcaster Alex Rodriguez praises newly-hired New York Mets manager Carlos Beltrán.

Last week, the long and winding search for a new New York Mets manager came to an end. After many interviews with numerous candidates, New York decided to go with Carlos Beltrán to fill the position. Beltrán previously played for the Mets from 2005-11.

The Mets officially introduced Beltrán as their new skipper at Citi Field on Monday. Numerous former ballplayers have spoken publicly about the move, including Alex Cora, Carlos Delgado, and more recently, Alex Rodriguez.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.