On Monday, news of Major League Baseball's report on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal sent shock waves throughout the game, as Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended for a year, and then subsequently fired by team owner Jim Crane. The team also had to forfeit future first and second round picks, and $5 million.
On Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox announced that they have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, due to his involvement with the situation.
All of this may have Met fans wondering if anything further will happen to Carlos Beltran, who was also named in the report, but as a player and not a coach.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Monday that no players had been suspended based on the league's findings, saying that while a "group of players, including Carlos Beltran, discussed that the team could improve on decoding opposing teams' signs and communicating the signs to the batter," the league would not "assess discipline on individual Astros players."
Since this news broke from Houston, the Mets have remained quiet. On Tuesday's Baseball Night in New York, SNY's Andy Martino, Jim Duquette, and Todd Zeile addressed the situation and how the Mets could handle Beltran's involvement moving forward.
"What the Mets have not done today is put out any kind of statement or made any kind of comment saying 'Carlos Beltran is our manager. He will be our manager. Let's move on. Let's move forward.' That kind of thing has not come out," said Martino.
"They're not obligated to make a comment about what the Astros did, of course … Teams can't comment about discipline on another team."
Cora, who is under further investigation for his involvement in sign-stealing as both the Astros bench coach in 2017 and the Red Sox manager in 2018, appears to be heading toward a lengthy suspension of his own, though the Red Sox decided to part ways with him before any suspension was announced.
The only comments from the Mets on this situation came in November, shortly after Beltran was hired as the team's manager.
"We took a lot of pride studying pitchers in the computer -- that is the only technology that I use and I understand," Beltran told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic in November. "It was fun seeing guys get to the ballpark to look for little details. (In) the game of baseball, guys for years have given location and if the catchers get lazy and the pitcher doesn't cover the signs from second base, of course players are going to take advantage."
Said GM Brodie Van Wagenen: "Anything that happened, happened for another organization with Houston, Major League Baseball. I have no idea if anything did or did not (happen). But at this point, I don't see any reason why this is a Mets situation."