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Carlos Beltran’s time as manager of the Mets will apparently come to a close before he even suits up for a game. Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports (via Twitter) that Beltran has informed the Mets he feels it is best if he steps down.

Now 3 managerial openings ... however, this one does not need the same type of crisis management element to the hiring ... so maybe not selecting from the same pool.

So now Carlos Beltran has resigned from his dream job before even getting to Manage 1 game.

I wonder if Mike Fiers had any idea how far reaching his interview would be?

I wonder if he now regrets saying anything or if this is what he was after?

 

Quote from MrPadre19 on January 16, 2020, 10:17 am

So now Carlos Beltran has resigned from his dream job before even getting to Manage 1 game.

I wonder if Mike Fiers had any idea how far reaching his interview would be?

I wonder if he now regrets saying anything or if this is what he was after?

 

Doubt he regrets it. Think he had moved on to OAK (and OAK was competing with HOU in the AL West) ... so, an effort first to eliminate an unfair (unethical) advantage being run by their opponent.

Although all players will refrain from commenting publicly, I would suspect that a huge number applaud the result which put them individually (and the teams collectively) at a disadvantage competitively. Sort of the same sense from the honest / clean players in the steroid era. Basically the cheating created by Cora / Beltran condoned by Luhnow / Hinch and the Houston players hurt other players' careers and earning potential along with the fair chance to compete for glory.

My support goes to the "victims" of the cheating and not the perps.

 

 

Quote from fenn68 on January 16, 2020, 10:15 am

Carlos Beltran’s time as manager of the Mets will apparently come to a close before he even suits up for a game. Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports (via Twitter) that Beltran has informed the Mets he feels it is best if he steps down.

Now 3 managerial openings ... however, this one does not need the same type of crisis management element to the hiring ... so maybe not selecting from the same pool.

Bad timing for Bochy.  Wants the off year, but reality is there are not going to be near as many openings next year.

The Nolan Arenado saga in COLO is getting ugly. For a guy that just signed a mega long term deal to be the cornerstone of the franchise .... the speed to animosity is breakneck. Some of the recent quotes from Arenado show he is getting really hostile towards the GM. Remember, he has an opt-out after 2 years and that really looks likely to be exercised.

Based on Arenado's comments, it is NOT about the trade rumors, but the "disrespect" by the GM who at the point of signing the extension sold a team that will build to a contender ... and now is only one of two teams that has not signed any ML FA after a very poor season. Apparently the Arenado - Bridich relationship ugly.

Apparently a similar situation happened with Bridich a few years ago surrounding Tulo just before he got traded.

Plus keeping things interesting ... Arenado's agency is the Wasserman Group ... the agency that handled Stanton after he signed the mega long term deal with Miami ... Miami when into non-contention mode ... Stanton gets traded to the NYY.

Arenado has the escape with the opt out ... but COLO has a problem with any trade leverage greatly diminished, potentially a disgruntled Arenado under performing ... impact on the rest of the team .... impact on the fans.

Not sure where COLO ownership stands on the future but Bridich has to be on shaky ground given his questionable FA signings over years (Desmond, Davis, et. al) and now this saga.

Looks like it will be two years of losing and a tense relationship and then he will go to free agency.

The only way Col. would be able to trade him is if Arenado agreed to give up his opt out for the other team.

Doubt he would do that unless things get really bad AND he really wants to go to the team in question.

Also,sucks for him because there is no way he will put up these same numbers not playing 81 in Coors.

You would have to think that at some point Col. is gonna understand he's gone anyway and may take a small fraction of his value at the deadline(probably in 2021) just to get "something" in return for him.Some other team may get the boost they need late in the season for a couple average prospects.

I have never understood Col.

They had Blackmon/Arenado/Story in their prime and never got the pitching they need to compete.

While it must be hard to convince top pitchers to come to Col. to pitch money still talks.

Or you can trade for pitching.....basically they should have been doing "whatever" they needed to do to secure some arms the last few years....and they haven't.

Now Blackmon is on the downside and Arenado disgruntled.

Right now it seems they are content to finish 3rd or 4th in the division and ride out the last two years with Arenado.

They seem like the perfect candidate to trade these guys and tank for pitching.

Take young prospect arms in the deals and draft as many as they can with the high picks.

 

Might be sooner considering Arenado is due $70MM over the next two seasons and if COLO is destined for losing seasons ... might be motivated to save the money and take a bit less in the player return plus avoid the drama his remaining would cause.

Not going to be easy to deal him ... think he has a full no trade clause which gives him a lot of leverage on controlling any deal ... would use that leverage to control the trade and any "modifications" to his contract to waive that no trade clause. No idea of any teams he just would not accept and prefer to wait out the opt out or navigate to a more desirable team.

At this point, maybe the best COLO can hope for is not paying the $70MM and getting a couple of token prospects back and the best Arenado can hope for is that works for COLO.

Wow.  Oznuna gets just 1/18 MM deal from Atlanta.  Seems like Cards OK with him not essentially taking the qual offer to stick around another year.  Gets another chance to see if he can get to peak form from 2 years ago.

Doesn't help Castellanos or by extension Padres (re: Myers value) much, except that the 18 MM AAV is higher than projected 😉

Quote from Brian Connelly on January 21, 2020, 6:48 pm

Wow.  Oznuna gets just 1/18 MM deal from Atlanta.  Seems like Cards OK with him not essentially taking the qual offer to stick around another year.  Gets another chance to see if he can get to peak form from 2 years ago.

Doesn't help Castellanos or by extension Padres (re: Myers value) much, except that the 18 MM AAV is higher than projected 😉

The $18MM is more than I expected but only a one year deal.  I guess from ATL’s perspective they will pay high dollars to avoid committing a greater total for a multi-year ... and considering their near term OF prospects that might make sense.Worked with Donaldson on a one year deal.

Ozuna must not have been getting any traction on that longer term deal ... high cost corner OF are just not in demand (sorry Wil).