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Carlos Beltran only considering Mets manager job, declined interviews with Cubs, Padres, per report

Carlos Beltran reportedly will only consider interviewing for the New York Mets managerial opening. According to MLB.com’s Nathalie Alonso, Beltran called the Mets manager job “the right fit for me.” Beltran didn’t confirm whether he had already interviewed with the Mets.

SNY’s Andy Martino reported that Beltran interviewed with the Mets on Thursday, while MLB Network’s Jon Heyman named Beltran as a very serious candidate on Friday.

At the beginning of October, the Mets announced the dismissal of manager Mickey Callaway after two seasons at the helm. After Callaway’s firing, the Mets officials were reportedly conducting background work on Beltran in order to determine whether he’s a fit for the manager role.

Currently, Beltran is a special advisor to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, a position he has held since December 2018. Beltran took the special assistant job after interviewing for the Yankees managing position that went to Aaron Boone

Seems a risky strategy, but what do I know?

 

QLE Posted: October 14, 2019 at 12:20 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: carlos beltran, managerial search, mets mets mets

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 14, 2019 at 02:33 PM (#5890394)
Phillies Player Information Coordinator Sam Fuld goes Beltrán one better, says F-U to Cubs, Pirates & Mets:
Former big league outfielder Sam Fuld, currently serving as the Phillies’ Major League player information coordinator, declined the opportunity to interview with the Cubs, Mets, and Pirates for their managerial vacancies, MLBTR has learned. The 37-year-old Fuld, who had developed a bit of a cult following as an all-out player for the Cubs, Rays, A’s, and Twins from 2007-15, is quickly gaining a reputation as a future managerial candidate. The Stanford graduate was hired by the Phillies two years ago shortly after they hired Gabe Kapler to manage.
Must be horrible jobs.
   2. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: October 14, 2019 at 02:58 PM (#5890398)
I'd assume that Beltran wants to live and work in New York more than he wants to be a big league manager. If I was absurdly wealthy I'd probably come to the same sort of conclusion.

I wonder if Fuld sees himself more as a future GM than as a future manager, in which case his current role seems like a good base to grow from. Also Kapler came in with a background not entirely dissimilar to but somewhat deeper than Fuld's and made a mess as a manager. That has to serve as a cautionary tale. I suspect that Fuld thinks his career would be better served by carrying on where he is (or somewhere similar) than in going off to manage for two or three years and getting fired.
   3. DCA Posted: October 14, 2019 at 03:34 PM (#5890410)
Unless Fuld has accepted some interviews (Phillies notably absent from that list), it does look like an "I don't want to be a manager" response.
   4. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: October 14, 2019 at 04:36 PM (#5890418)
I’m with DCA. He sounds like a guy more interested in being in the front office than a guy being on field.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: October 14, 2019 at 04:58 PM (#5890423)
As "Major League player information coordinator", he might have been the one giving orders to Kapler and he understandably doesn't want to take a step down. (Kids and their job titles these days, AMIRITE?)
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 14, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5890428)
As "Major League player information coordinator", he might have been the one giving orders to Kapler and he understandably doesn't want to take a step down. (Kids and their job titles these days, AMIRITE?)

Whoa, whoa, whoa. He doesn't provide information, he only coordinates it.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 14, 2019 at 05:43 PM (#5890436)
Whoa, whoa, whoa. He doesn't provide information, he only coordinates it.
I mean, would you want a bunch of uncoordinated information lying around??
   8. Zach Posted: October 14, 2019 at 06:52 PM (#5890450)
I hope he gets it. I'm rooting for him, and it would be terrible if he stood there in a big spot and let his pitch go by without taking a swing.
   9. KronicFatigue Posted: October 14, 2019 at 08:36 PM (#5890490)
If money wasn't an object/issue, is manager even a more desirable job than special adviser or even hitting coach? If you're a manager, you're almost guaranteed to be fired sooner rather than later. A wishy washy title like adviser can stick around forever, especially if you're a former star that played for that team. A hitting coach gets all the perks of managing (the travel/lockerroom stuff) without the stress of being in charge.

Then again, my dream job is commenting anonymously on message boards, so maybe I'm a poor judge.
   10. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: October 15, 2019 at 09:32 AM (#5890633)
Looking it up, Fuld's career earnings are $7.3 million so you would think that a $2-3 million per year managing job would be pretty tempting. Are there any rumors that he's a candidate for the Phillies job?
   11. PreservedFish Posted: October 15, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5890638)
I wonder if Fuld sees himself more as a future GM than as a future manager, in which case his current role seems like a good base to grow from.


It doesn't usually happen this way, but I'd think that managing a big league club would be a superb experience for a future GM.
   12. Lassus Posted: October 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM (#5890649)
GM is a public role (interviews), but Manager is a REALLY public role (working in full view of your audience). For some people, that's simply a null set.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM (#5890675)
If money wasn't an object/issue, is manager even a more desirable job than special adviser or even hitting coach?


Dan Jennings stepped in as the Marlins' interim manager while he was the GM, so for him at least, maybe?
   14. Adam Starblind Posted: October 15, 2019 at 11:38 AM (#5890677)


I hope he gets it. I'm rooting for him, and it would be terrible if he stood there in a big spot and let his pitch go by without taking a swing.


I consider it my duty to point out every time this comes up that Wainwright's pitch was filthy. It started at eye level and crossed the plate at the knees.
   15. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 15, 2019 at 12:33 PM (#5890693)
I hope he gets it. I'm rooting for him, and it would be terrible if he stood there in a big spot and let his pitch go by without taking a swing.


"and OMGZZZZ, guysguysguys! The Mets are STILL PAYING BOBBY BONILLA! #AMIRITE? #LOLMets #canyoubelieveit ?"
   16. jmurph Posted: October 15, 2019 at 12:36 PM (#5890694)
"and OMGZZZZ, guysguysguys! The Mets are STILL PAYING BOBBY BONILLA! #AMIRITE? #LOLMets #canyoubelieveit ?"

I take your point but I mean it is genuinely funny that the Mets are still paying Bobby Bonilla.
   17. Lassus Posted: October 15, 2019 at 12:59 PM (#5890700)
And Cliff Floyd should still be paying for any drink Beltran has for the rest of his life.
   18. Zach Posted: October 15, 2019 at 01:55 PM (#5890719)
I consider it my duty to point out every time this comes up that Wainwright's pitch was filthy. It started at eye level and crossed the plate at the knees.

That's true, and I really am rooting for him. But to have such a perfect setup and not make the joke would be like ...
   19. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: October 15, 2019 at 02:44 PM (#5890730)

And Cliff Floyd should still be paying for any drink Beltran has for the rest of his life.


Why?
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 15, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5890736)
Looking it up, Fuld's career earnings are $7.3 million so you would think that a $2-3 million per year managing job would be pretty tempting. Are there any rumors that he's a candidate for the Phillies job?

Yeah, but most of these first timer aren't getting that; it's much closer to $1M. Still nice money, but he may be making mid-six figures in his current gig.
   21. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 15, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5890740)
Probably because Floyd also struck out looking two batters before Beltran and nobody remembers it.
   22. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: October 15, 2019 at 03:29 PM (#5890741)
A hitting coach gets all the perks hassles of managing (the travel/lockerroom stuff) without the stress perk of being in charge.
   23. DCA Posted: October 15, 2019 at 03:33 PM (#5890743)
I consider it my duty to point out every time this comes up that Wainwright's pitch was filthy. It started at eye level and crossed the plate at the knees.

It's also worth pointing out that Wainwright at the time was a rookie reliever. He wasn't a solid HOVG pitcher with four top-3 Cy Young finishes yet. Or rather, he was, but we didn't know it (Trevor Rosenthal had a similar prospect pedigree, rookie season, and postseason). Part of the narrative was that Beltran was a star and Wainwright was a nobody, and while we know better now, the story was already written.
   24. Lassus Posted: October 15, 2019 at 04:36 PM (#5890764)
Almost nobody.
   25. Banta Posted: October 15, 2019 at 07:03 PM (#5890806)
Floyd was hurt and pinch hitting. It would have been a great moment, but it was hardly unexpected that he struck out.

I do not blame Beltran, the pitch was nasty, but I totally understand people who are disappointed that their team's best player who just had an MVP caliber year didn't come through in that spot.

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