Mets Agree To Part Ways With Manager Carlos Beltran

The Mets and Beltran agreed to part ways yesterday before his first season as manager ever started.

"We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and GM Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement yesterday. "This was not an easy decision. Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone's best interest for Carlos to move forward as Manager of the New York Mets.

Beltran is the third manager to lose his job in the fallout from the investigation. The Astros fired AJ Hinch after the report was issued, and the Boston Red Sox parted with Alex Cora after he admitted to wrongdoing while with the Astros.

"Over my 20 years in the game, I've always taken pride in being a leader and doing things the right way, and in this situation, I failed," Beltran said in a statement given to ESPN. "As a veteran player on the team, I should've recognized the severity of the issue and truly regret the actions that were taken.

The commissioner's office did not pressure the Mets to fire Beltran, Wilpon said, telling executives it was the club's decision.

New York went 86-76 last season and missed the playoffs, finishing third in the NL East behind Atlanta and World Series champion Washington.

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Source: ESPN

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