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.
Carlos Beltrán says he has declined to interview for the Cubs and Padres managerial vacancies.— Nathalie Alonso (@NathalieMLB) October 13, 2019
The Mets job is the only one he’ll consider.
“I feel that right now, living in New York, it’s the right fit for me," Beltrán said re: the Mets job.— Nathalie Alonso (@NathalieMLB) October 13, 2019
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 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, . Beltran took the special assistant job after .
Beltran, 42, played for the Mets from 2005-2011 before he was traded to the Giants for Zack Wheeler. He retired after the 2017 season in which he won his first World Series title with the Houston Astros, capping a 20-year career. The switch-hitting outfielder and designated hitter finished with a .279/.350/.486 line to go with 435 home runs and 312 stolen bases and nine All-Star Game appearances.
Beltran has long been known as a great mentor and clubhouse leader, especially during his time with the Yankees and Astros in the latter part of his career. A native of Puerto Rico, Beltran is also bilingual, which is a beneficial trait for managers.
The Mets are one of several MLB teams looking for a new manager this offseason.