With the Mets not having yet publicly disclosed how they plan to proceed with manager Carlos Beltran in the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal that has swallowed up two other managers, Houston has started its search to replace A.J. Hinch.
The Astros, who fired Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow on Monday shortly after Rob Manfred suspended both of them for the 2020 season, have interviewed John Gibbons and Buck Showalter (per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal) as they look for a replacement.
The Red Sox, who fired manager Alex Cora -- who was the Astros' bench coach in 2017 and helped devise the electronic sign-stealing operation) are also at the beginning of their managerial search, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Mets have remained mum about Beltran's future.
While Beltran was the only player named in Manfred's report (perhaps due in part to the fact that he's the only one who is now a manager), he is not facing any discipline from Major League Baseball. So this is fully in the hands of the Mets.
There has been a groundswell in some places which has revolved around the opinion that it would be very tough to move forward with Beltran as manager. However, that opinion is not shared by the majority of Mets fans who are active on Twitter, with roughly three in four believing the Mets should keep Beltran and ride out the storm.
If the Mets do move on from Beltran, some potential replacements to keep an eye on could be former manager Terry Collins (now an advisor to GM Brodie Van Wagenen), quality control coach Luis Rojas, and current bench coach Hensley Meulens, who could also be a candidate to replace Cora in Boston.