Mets Morning News for January 16, 2020

 amazinavenue.com  01/16/2020 13:48:40 

Whether they like it or not, the Astros sign-stealing scandal has landed at the Mets doorstep, and they have to deal with it.

It seems everyone is weighing in on what the Mets should do when it comes to Carlos Beltran. Mark Teixeira thinks the team has no choice but to fire him.

The Mets hired Beltran based on his trustworthiness, so where does that leave them now?

The team has several players on the current roster who potentially got burned by the Astros, which could cause some contention in the clubhouse if they blame Beltran.

The Mets have yet to make a decision or give a statement regarding their manager. While they havent stated anything publicly, the current managers fate could already be sealed.

Since the Mets have kept quiet, Mike Piazzas day will be overshadowed by scandal instead of being a celebration of a great Met.

Everything from the past is being deeply scrutinized, like Alex Cora winking to Beltran.

Craig Calcaterra writes that the 1980s Mets were great teams on the field but should stop being revered.

Keith Hernandez is reportedly signing a three-year deal worth $2.4 million to return to the SNY booth.

With all the news being mostly exhausting, here are some Jacob deGrom highlights and here is Robin Ventura going back to school.

Around the National League East

The Braves signed infielder Yangervis Solarte to a minor league deal.

The Marlins acquired reliever Stephen Tarpley from the Yankees for infielder James Nelson and cash considerations.

J.T. Realmuto stayed healthy for the Phillies last season, but should they handle him more carefully this year?

The Nationals losing out on Josh Donaldson should not impact their plans too much.

Around Major League Baseball

Of course the topic on everyones mind is the Astros and sign stealing. One investigation found them to be cheating through the 2017 playoffs and into the 2018 season.

There is still a lot of anger around the league for what they did and the perception they got off easy.

The bigger question is where baseball goes from here and how can they prevent it from happening again?

The L.A. City Council is set to vote on a resolution that will ask Major League Baseball to declare the Dodgers the winners of the 2017 and 2018 World Series.

Sammy Sosa tends to get overlooked given his connection to PEDs, but he is terrified of being forgotten.

The Bronx is planning on naming a street after Derek Jeter which will eventually be sold for prospects when it gets too expensive.

Yesterday at Amazin Avenue

Number 12 on our list of the Mets top prospects for 2020 was lefty Kevin Smith.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, the Mets acquired Tim Teufel from the Twins in exchange for Billy Beane, Bill Latham, and Joe Klink.

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