There are loads of issues Carlos Beltran must do as soon as he begins his job because the New York Yankees’ new broadcaster on Monday.
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One factor he does not have to do, in response to Yankees star slugger Aaron Judge, is speak to the group about his position within the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
Beltrán performed for Houston that 12 months they beat the Yankees within the American League Championship Series en path to their first World Series title. After the information broke a lot later, New York gamers lashing out on the Astros, when Judge claimed they “cheated and didn’t earn it.”
“In my opinion, I don’t think he needs to tell us anything,” Judge stated Sunday. “I respect Beltrán a lot, he helped me a lot during his time here as a player. I learned many good lessons. He spent a lot of quality time talking to me about the sport, the mental side of the game, his approaches and how to be a good teammate.”
The Puerto Rican retired as a participant after the 2017 season. He performed with the Yankees in 2014, 2015 and a part of 2016.
“I’d love to talk to him,” Judge stated. “I haven’t seen him in a long time. Just to get a chance to catch up and see what he’s been up to, because we’re going to see him a lot throughout the year. I am looking forward to having him back, because he was an important part of this team, an important person in baseball and what he brings to the sport and what he will help the YES Network will be a big thing.”
In an interview that will air Monday on the YES Network, Beltran said there is a blemish on the Astros’ title.
“Looking again now, sure, we crossed a line,” Beltran said. “We all did what we did. Looking back, we were wrong.”
Beltrán was named the supervisor of the Mets earlier than the 2020 season, however by no means managed a sport after being fired as a result of scandal.
Judge stated he’s trying to the longer term and never again to 2017.
“I can’t speak for everyone, for the group, but I think the things that we need to focus on this year and the things that we need to do are more important than anything that’s happened in the past,” Judge stated.