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Maybe, Maybe Not

The Mets should definitely keep Carlos Beltran as their manager for the coming season.

The Mets should definitely replace Carlos Beltran as their manager for the coming season.

Major League Baseball did not suspend any of the Astros players for electronic sign-stealing.

Major League Baseball singled out Beltran among all players as part of its report on electronic sign-stealing.

The steps the Astros and Red Sox took to dismiss their managers have no impact on what the Mets do.

After A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora took a hit, the Mets can’t ignore Carlos Beltran’s rather obvious role in this episode.

“We believed in Carlos when we went through a rigorous interview process, and he is still that same person we hired,” the Mets said in an official statement

”More information has come to light making our initial choice untenable,” the Mets said in an official statement.

“Certainly we will face questions as Spring Training begins and the season follows,” one Met source said, “but the near-term distraction will fade as Carlos settles in and the team benefits from his leadership.”

“This is something we don’t need,” one Met source said. “Beltran was already something of an unknown quantity, given his lack of experience, and the questions he’ll face will only add pressure.”

Beltran made a mistake, has owned up to it, and we should all simply move on.

You can’t put a guy at the center of a cheating scandal out front as the representative of your franchise.

Beltran’s career shouldn’t be defined by this episode. He has a long and distinguished record in baseball, and it’s not fair to derail his future as a manager before it even starts.

Beltran can’t be handed this kind of responsibility under this kind of cloud.

Overall, it hasn’t been easy coming to these conclusions. You could just as easily look at it an entirely different way.

Overall, it hasn’t been easy coming to these conclusions. You could just as easily look at it an entirely different way.

UPDATE: We now know Carlos Beltran is out [1].