Mets Make Carlos Beltran Their New Manager

The Mets are going back to the future for their new manager.

This after the team named Carlos Beltran—who played seven seasons with the team as part of his likely Hall of Fame résumé—inked a three-year contract with the team on Friday.

The 42-year-old will become the first Latino manager in franchise history and will be introduced at a Citi Field press conference this morning.

Among Beltran’s first chores will be assembling a coaching staff, with an emphasis on an experienced lieutenant in the dugout. Terry Collins remains on the team payroll as a special assistant and could be considered for the bench coach role, however an industry source on Friday indicated the former Mets manager had not been asked to take the job. But Collins, given his tight relationship with Beltran, would consider the possibility if asked.

Callaway was dismissed with one year remaining on his contract, following an 86-76 season that concluded with the Mets third in the NL East after a spirited surge in the second half to remain in wild-card contention until the final week.

Source: New York Post

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