Former New York Mets slugger and nine-time MLB All-Star Carlos Beltran was set to manage the club ahead of the start of the 2020 season but stepped away from the team before he worked a single game in the role because of his involvement in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
Luis Rojas ultimately earned the job and guided the Mets to an overall record of 103-119 and zero playoff appearances across a pair of campaigns before the club announced Monday it had declined the 2022 option attached to Rojas’ contract.
Time heals all wounds, and the Mets need a new manager. Enter the previously mentioned Beltran, whom Oddschecker listed Tuesday as the favorite to win the job at +400.
However, not everyone is convinced the Mets would go back to Beltran if presented with the opportunity: