Carlos Beltran has been officially introduced as the Mets' 22nd manager, and he couldn't be more excited for this opportunity to lead the team he once called home as a player.
"First of all, [Mets GM] Brodie [Van Wagenen], thank you for being so kind and all those words. Honestly, for me, I feel thankful for this opportunity," Beltran said on Monday morning at Citi Field. "First of all, would like to always as a player I give the glory and honor to God, and I want to do the same here. I want to thank God for this opportunity. I'm very blessed to be standing up here in front of you guys as the new manager of the New York Mets."
Beltran continued with his thanks all around the room, from Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon, to his family, who were in attendance. He made sure to thanks his wife, Jessica, saying "my wife was very supportive for me for 20 years as a player."