April 22, 2021

Mets, Carlos Beltran engulfed by Astros cheating scandal (New York Post)


And then there was one.

The baseball industry, fixated on the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, turns its eyes to … the Mets?

The Red Sox fired ring-winning manager Alex Cora on Tuesday night, continuing a string of eye-popping casualties from the report released Monday by commissioner Rob Manfred and twisting the tide toward Queens. Cora, Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Astros president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow all lost their jobs via their connection to the scheme. That leaves Carlos Beltran as the most prominent person named in the report issued Monday by commissioner Rob Manfred still with a significant job title — Mets manager … at least for now.

The Mets have not commented on Beltran’s status since the disclosure of Manfred’s report, which fingered Beltran — a player on the champion 2017 Astros — as one of the masterminds behind the scheme to use a center field camera to decipher opposing catchers’ signals in real time on a video monitor positioned near the Minute Maid Park home dugout. Those signals were then conveyed to the batters via the thumping of a garbage can. Earlier Tuesday, the Mets were planning a news conference, the date and…

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