DavidGreen
Posted by DavidGreen
Nov 08, 2019

Introduction

The New York Mets have officially announced that their former player, Carlos Beltran, will be the next manager of their Major League Baseball team. Although he has no coaching experience at the major league level of professional baseball the Mets believe he is the right man for the job.

Beltran played in the MLB for just under 20 seasons with 7 different franchises including the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.

Post Playing Career

Prior to accepting the position to manage the New York Mets Beltran interviewed to possibly manage the New York Yankees, but the Yankees decided to go with Aaron Boone instead. In December of 2018 the New York Yankees did hire Carlos Beltran as a special advisor to the general manager Brian Cashman. Now he will replace Mickey Callaway as the manager of the Mets starting in 2020.

Career Accomplishments and Awards

Throughout Beltran’s professional baseball playing career, he was a 9-time MLB All Star (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016). He was a World Series champion (2017 with Houston Astros). In 1999 he was the American League Rookie of the Year. Beltran was a 3 time gold glove award winner (2006, 2007, 2008), and he won the silver slugger award twice (2006, 2007). Beltran was also awarded the Roberto Clemente Award in 2013. One day Carlos Beltran will most likely be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Beltran's Regular Season Career Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1998 21 KCR AL 14 63 58 12 16 5 3 0 7 3 0 3 12 0.276 0.317 0.466 0.783 100 27 2 1 0 1 0 8  
1999 22 KCR AL 156 723 663 112 194 27 7 22 108 27 8 46 123 0.293 0.337 0.454 0.791 99 301 17 4 0 10 2 *8/D RoY-1
2000 23 KCR AL 98 413 372 49 92 15 4 7 44 13 0 35 69 0.247 0.309 0.366 0.675 69 136 12 0 2 4 2 8/D97  
2001 24 KCR AL 155 680 617 106 189 32 12 24 101 31 1 52 120 0.306 0.362 0.514 0.876 123 317 7 5 1 5 2 *8/D  
2002 25 KCR AL 162 722 637 114 174 44 7 29 105 35 7 71 135 0.273 0.346 0.501 0.847 114 319 12 4 3 7 1 *8D  
2003 26 KCR AL 141 602 521 102 160 14 10 26 100 41 4 72 81 0.307 0.389 0.522 0.911 132 272 8 2 0 7 4 *8/D MVP-9
2004 27 TOT MLB 159 708 599 121 160 36 9 38 104 42 3 92 101 0.267 0.367 0.548 0.915 133 328 8 7 3 7 10 *8 AS,MVP-12
2004 27 KCR AL 69 309 266 51 74 19 2 15 51 14 3 37 44 0.278 0.367 0.534 0.901 130 142 4 2 1 3 7 8  
2004 27 HOU NL 90 399 333 70 86 17 7 23 53 28 0 55 57 0.258 0.368 0.559 0.926 135 186 4 5 2 4 3 8  
2005 28 NYM NL 151 650 582 83 155 34 2 16 78 17 6 56 96 0.266 0.33 0.414 0.744 97 241 9 2 4 6 5 *8 AS
2006 29 NYM NL 140 617 510 127 140 38 1 41 116 18 3 95 99 0.275 0.388 0.594 0.982 150 303 6 4 1 7 6 *8/D AS,MVP-4,GG,SS
2007 30 NYM NL 144 636 554 93 153 33 3 33 112 23 2 69 111 0.276 0.353 0.525 0.878 125 291 8 2 1 10 10 *8 AS,MVP-20,GG,SS
2008 31 NYM NL 161 706 606 116 172 40 5 27 112 25 3 92 96 0.284 0.376 0.5 0.876 130 303 11 1 1 6 13 *8/D MVP-21,GG
2009 32 NYM NL 81 357 308 50 100 22 1 10 48 11 1 47 43 0.325 0.415 0.5 0.915 144 154 9 1 0 1 10 8/D AS
2010 33 NYM NL 64 255 220 21 56 11 3 7 27 3 1 30 39 0.255 0.341 0.427 0.768 109 94 4 1 0 4 5 8  
2011 34 TOT NL 142 598 520 78 156 39 6 22 84 4 2 71 88 0.3 0.385 0.525 0.91 154 273 18 3 0 4 7 *9/D AS,MVP-20
2011 34 NYM NL 98 419 353 61 102 30 2 15 66 3 0 60 61 0.289 0.391 0.513 0.904 151 181 9 2 0 4 6 9/D  
2011 34 SFG NL 44 179 167 17 54 9 4 7 18 1 2 11 27 0.323 0.369 0.551 0.92 159 92 9 1 0 0 1 9  
2012 35 STL NL 151 619 547 83 147 26 1 32 97 13 6 65 124 0.269 0.346 0.495 0.842 128 271 9 2 1 4 15 *9/8D AS,MVP-26
2013 36 STL NL 145 600 554 79 164 30 3 24 84 2 1 38 90 0.296 0.339 0.491 0.83 127 272 12 1 1 6 1 *9/D AS
2014 37 NYY AL 109 449 403 46 94 23 0 15 49 3 1 37 80 0.233 0.301 0.402 0.703 98 162 11 4 0 5 2 D9/3  
2015 38 NYY AL 133 531 478 57 132 34 1 19 67 0 0 45 85 0.276 0.337 0.471 0.808 119 225 12 2 0 6 2 *9/D  
2016 39 TOT AL 151 593 552 73 163 33 0 29 93 1 0 35 101 0.295 0.337 0.513 0.85 122 283 19 2 0 4 4 D9 AS
2016 39 NYY AL 99 387 359 50 109 21 0 22 64 0 0 22 70 0.304 0.344 0.546 0.89 133 196 13 2 0 4 3 9D  
2016 39 TEX AL 52 206 193 23 54 12 0 7 29 1 0 13 31 0.28 0.325 0.451 0.776 102 87 6 0 0 0 1 D/9  
2017 40 HOU AL 129 509 467 60 108 29 0 14 51 0 0 33 102 0.231 0.283 0.383 0.666 81 179 9 3 0 6 3 D7/9  
20 Yrs       2586 11031 9768 1582 2725 565 78 435 1587 312 49 1084 1795 0.279 0.35 0.486 0.837 119 4751 203 51 18 110 104    
162 Game Avg.       162 691 612 99 171 35 5 27 99 20 3 68 112 0.279 0.35 0.486 0.837 119 298 13 3 1 7 7    
        G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
KCR (7 yrs)       795 3512 3134 546 899 156 45 123 516 164 23 316 584 0.287 0.352 0.483 0.835 111 1514 62 18 7 37 18    
NYM (7 yrs)       839 3640 3133 551 878 208 17 149 559 100 16 449 545 0.28 0.369 0.5 0.869 129 1567 56 13 7 38 55    
NYY (3 yrs)       341 1367 1240 153 335 78 1 56 180 3 1 104 235 0.27 0.327 0.47 0.797 116 583 36 8 0 15 7    
STL (2 yrs)       296 1219 1101 162 311 56 4 56 181 15 7 103 214 0.282 0.343 0.493 0.836 127 543 21 3 2 10 16    
HOU (2 yrs)       219 908 800 130 194 46 7 37 104 28 0 88 159 0.243 0.32 0.456 0.776 105 365 13 8 2 10 6    
SFG (1 yr)       44 179 167 17 54 9 4 7 18 1 2 11 27 0.323 0.369 0.551 0.92 159 92 9 1 0 0 1    
TEX (1 yr)       52 206 193 23 54 12 0 7 29 1 0 13 31 0.28 0.325 0.451 0.776 102 87 6 0 0 0 1    
AL (11 yrs)       1317 5594 5034 782 1396 275 46 200 776 168 24 466 952 0.277 0.338 0.469 0.808 109 2363 113 29 7 58 29    
NL (10 yrs)       1269 5437 4734 800 1329 290 32 235 811 144 25 618 843 0.281 0.363 0.504 0.867 130 2388 90 22 11 52 75    

Career Playoff Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB WPA
2004 27 HOU NL NLDS ATL W 5 24 22 9 10 2 0 4 9 2 0 1 4 0.455 0.5 1.091 1.591 24 0 1 0 0 0 0.22
2004 27 HOU NL NLCS STL L 7 32 24 12 10 1 0 4 5 4 0 8 4 0.417 0.563 0.958 1.521 23 0 0 0 0 1 0.82
                                                             
2006 29 NYM NL NLDS LAD W 3 14 9 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 0.222 0.5 0.222 0.722 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.01
2006 29 NYM NL NLCS STL L 7 31 27 8 8 1 0 3 4 1 0 4 3 0.296 0.387 0.667 1.054 18 1 0 0 0 0 0.04
2012 35 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 35 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 24 18 5 8 3 0 2 4 1 0 5 1 0.444 0.542 0.944 1.486 17 0 0 0 1 0 0.15
2012 35 STL NL NLCS SFG L 6 22 20 2 6 3 0 1 2 2 0 2 3 0.3 0.364 0.6 0.964 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.02
2013 36 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 21 18 3 4 1 0 2 6 0 0 3 1 0.222 0.333 0.611 0.944 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.74
2013 36 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 26 21 2 6 2 1 0 6 0 0 5 3 0.286 0.423 0.476 0.899 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.65
2013 36 STL NL WS BOS L 6 21 17 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 0.294 0.4 0.294 0.694 5 1 1 1 0 1 0.16
2015 38 NYY AL ALWC HOU L 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.04
2016 39 TEX AL ALDS TOR L 3 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.182 0.25 0.182 0.432 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.22
2017 40 HOU AL ALDS BOS W 3 6 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.4 0.5 0.6 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.09
2017 40 HOU AL ALCS NYY W 4 12 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.083 0.083 0.167 0.25 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.28
2017 40 HOU AL WS LAD W 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.07
7 Yrs (15 Series)             65 256 215 45 66 15 1 16 42 11 0 37 33 0.307 0.412 0.609 1.021 131 3 2 1 1 2 2.26
1 NLWC             1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC             1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.04
4 NLDS             18 83 67 19 24 6 0 8 20 4 0 14 8 0.358 0.47 0.806 1.276 54 0 1 0 1 0 1.09
2 ALDS             6 18 16 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0.25 0.333 0.313 0.646 5 0 0 0 0 0 -0.14
4 NLCS             26 111 92 24 30 7 1 8 17 7 0 19 13 0.326 0.441 0.685 1.126 63 2 0 0 0 1 1.53
1 ALCS             4 12 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.083 0.083 0.167 0.25 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.28
2 WS             9 24 20 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 0.25 0.348 0.25 0.598 5 1 1 1 0 1 0.09

Media Statements

"At the beginning, it's a little bit overwhelming. There's a lot of information that you have to digest," says Beltran. "Being a player and being able to play this game for such a long time, I have seen a lot, and I have seen the importance of what players need in the clubhouse."

"Congratulations to Carlos. We are thrilled, as we know our passionate fans will be, to have him back in the family," New York Mets COO, Jeff Wilpon, stated. "Thanks to Brodie and the entire baseball operations staff on this expansive, diverse and collaborative managerial search process."

"When you're a manager, literally, your GM has to be your best friend," Beltran explained.

"It was important for all of us in the ownership group and the baseball operations department to feel like we could exhale when we walked into the manager's office," says New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. "We didn't want to inhale in anticipation of conversations.

"Instead, we wanted to feel comfortable, we wanted to feel welcome and we wanted to feel in partnership with the manager. We can trust Carlos, and that goes a long way."

"My time one-on-one with Carlos was really the key in terms of my comfortability," Van Wagenen stated.

"I went to the Yankees' organization willing to learn," says Beltran.

"I like to call it information," Beltran expressed. "It's going to be a collaboration."

"I do need experience, and there's no doubt about that," says Beltran. "We are reaching out. We're going to reach out to coaches that have experience, but most importantly, I don't want to bring names, I want to bring guys that are passionate."

"We're going to be creative with the roster," Van Wagenen explained.

Sources:

“New York Mets hire former player Carlos Beltran as manager”, espn.com, November 1, 2019.

“Carlos Beltran: I need to be 'best friend' to Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen”, espn.com, November 4, 2019.

“Carlos Beltran”, baseball-reference.com, November 7, 2019.

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