All-Star 9th episode → sign stealing → manager resignation’ ML Legend returns to the Mets after 3 years

Have you forgotten the unfortunate event that was the reason for your resignation? Carlos Beltran has joined the New York Mets. This time, he is the front, not the director.

American media, including the New York Post, reported on the 6th (Korean time) that ‘Beltran will work at the Mets front desk with general manager Billy Appler’. 메이저놀이터

During his active career, he debuted at the Kansas City Royals and changed his uniform eight times. He played for the Mets from 2005–2011. He went on to play for the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers before retiring back to Houston.

Looking at his career as a player, it is not a waste to be called a legend. He played in 2586 career games, hit 2725 hits and hit 435 home runs. He won the rookie of the year award in 1999, and was excellent in both offense and defense, as evidenced by the Silver Slugger (twice) and Gold Glove (three times). He was also popular with fans, as his 9 all-star appearances testify.

He is known for his outstanding personality as well as his skills. There is also an episode where he generously informs his young players of his know-how, and presents a high-end suit to a player who is being demoted to the minor leagues, encouraging him saying ‘there will be a next opportunity’. He is also eager to give back to his society enough to win the Roberto Clemente Award (Social Service Award) in 2013.

He was a fall man representing the major leagues. He has a postseason career of 3.7, 16 homers, 42 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.023. His 16 postseason home runs ranked ninth in all-time major league history. He was also a ‘patriot’ enough to represent his native Puerto Rico in all four World Baseball Classics (WBC).

In 2017, right before his retirement, he even won his first World Series championship in Houston. However, this victory turned into a yoke that bound Beltran for the rest of his life from the culmination of his lifelong longing. This is because Houston’s championship was caused by sign stealing, so-called ‘trash can scandal’. At the time, Houston read the opponent’s next pitching sign through a separately installed camera and delivered it to the batter by knocking on a trash can. Beltrán was one of its key figures.

Beltrán had previously faced revelations of a sign-stealing scandal as he prepared to open the 2020 Mets’ 2020 season. At that time, he resigned without playing a single game as a manager. However, he ended up returning to the Mets after an absence of three years.

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