Speculation is circulating that former New York Mets centerfielder and potential future Hall of Famer Carlos Beltran will be named as the manager. This will be Beltran’s first taste of managing or coaching however has always held a positive relationship and impact as a veteran player.
Beltran has spent parts of seven seasons with the Mets before being traded to the San Francisco Giants for then Single-A pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.
Beltran hit .280/.369/.500/.869 with 208 doubles, 17 triples, 149 home runs with 559 RBI’s and 100 stolen bases to top it off. Beltran’s defense has definitely not gone unrecognized as he’s also won 3 Gold Gloves in his tenure in Flushing, Queens.
While no decision has been officially announced and this is PURELY SPECULATION, rumor has it that Beltran will have Terry Collins in the dugout as a bench coach. A move he would’ve likely made when Beltran was close to landing the managerial position with the Yankees.
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