Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre provides some humbling advice for newly-hired New York Mets skipper Carlos Beltrán.
Late last month, the New York Mets finally concluded their managerial search by hiring Carlos Beltrán. Having played for the Mets from 2005-11, Beltrán is a veteran of the culture that Queens baseball provides.
However, not everyone is a fan of the hire.
Beltrán has never managed before and will have the task of leading an organization, one that finished 86-76 last year, into the postseason. It’s a tough task, but Beltrán definitely has the support from outside individuals.
“We try to be perfect and I think that’s a goal for all of us, but it’s impossible,” Torre said last Thursday prior to an event for his Safe at Home Foundation, per Anthony McCarron of SNY. “I used to dwell and lay in bed, saying ‘I wish I didn’t do that and I wish I didn’t do that’ until I realized that wasn’t doing me any good.
“I better learn from all that stuff. You make adjustments along the way. That’s what’s great about this game — it speeds up when you have to make decisions, but once you get your tempo and get a feel for it, it could be a lot of fun.”
Luckily for Beltrán, he’ll be coming into an organization that already has a great amount of talent. The Mets roster includes this past year’s National League Rookie of the Year and National League Cy Young Award winner in Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom, respectively.
One of the aspects Beltrán will absolutely need to fix ahead of 2020, however, is the bullpen. The Mets relievers were 25th in the majors in 2019 with a combined 4.95 ERA.