February 26, 2021

Mets outline plan to handle former Astros-turned-teammates (New York Post)



PORT ST. LUCIE — Michael Conforto isn’t about to dwell on who might have been involved in the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing scheme and the implications.

J.D. Davis and Jake Marisnick both played for the Astros in 2017 when electronic surveillance was used by the team to steal catchers’ signs, but both are Mets now and Conforto doesn’t want either to feel unwelcomed in the clubhouse.

“Our involvement with it was Carlos [Beltran] and we have kind of moved on from that, but I don’t see us dwelling on that at all,” Conforto said Tuesday. “I think J.D. and Jake, they are our guys now and moving forward they are going to be part of a winning season this year.

“There’s not going to be any animosity toward them. When you are in a team setting, any of these guys that are in here now they are our guys and that’s the way winning teams are. They bring their guys in and we’re one winning group. They will probably talk about it, but there won’t be anything more from there.”

Beltran departed as Mets manager after just 77 days on the job, having been named last month in MLB’s report detailing the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing. A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora…

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