Red Sox manager Alex Cora thinks new Mets skipper Carlos Beltran is the right man for the job.
Both Cora and Beltran came up through the baseball ranks in Puerto Rico and in 2017, the two shared a World Series title with the Astros in Beltran's final year of his playing career while Cora was the team's bench coach.
After his look at Beltran up close, Cora said Beltran's attention to detail make him a smart hire.
"He has made adjustments throughout from a guy who was quiet to all of a sudden is eager to share information and to talk to players, coaches and front office people," Cora said via The Post. "This guy, he will do an outstanding job.''
"Throughout this process we've been talking a lot. Carlos did his homework. He prepared and he is ready to go. The Mets have someone who is going to impact that team in a different way," Cora added.
Cora added that Mets fans shouldn't be worried about Beltran's lack of experience as a bench boss, either.
"What Carlos brings is that he is able to recognize the temperature of the clubhouse - he'll do an outstanding job with that, which is very important. I do believe that although he has not been on the bench [as a manager], being with [Brian Cashman and the Yankees this past year] will help him out. He pays attention to details. That is something that we took pride in when we were all together in '17," Cora said.