It’s a black eye for baseball, but a joy to watch as a Yankees fan. The Astros, Red Sox, and Mets, three of the Yankees’ most rivaled teams, are now all in crisis mode, while the Yankees sit back and revel in their chaos.
Nobody feels bad for the Red Sox or Astros, let’s be clear. Both have been said to cheat, both have their own selves to blame. Alex Cora and AJ Hinch cheated and they have to face the consequences.
And so does Beltran. Sadly, though, because of the sins of Beltran, the Mets now suffer.
So now, the manager of the Mets is gone before ever actually managing a single game. Is there anything more Met than this?
To be fair, they were in an impossible situation, and in no way are at fault. Usually, they are to blame in their organizational blunders. This time, though, they were simply innocent bystanders to a scandal that found them in the wrong place at the wrong time. Poor Mets.