A common belief in life is everyone deserves a second chance. We are all human, and humans often make mistakes.
In Carlos Beltran’s case, he was fired before ever managing a game for the Mets in 2020 due to his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal when he was a player.
However, one former Mets manager believes he should receive a shot at redemption in New York.
“There’s no question,” Terry Collins told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio. “First of all, I’m going to go back to the statement the commissioner made. He said, ‘Hey look, we are not going to penalize the players.’ Oh, really? The only player that got penalized was Carlos Beltran. I’ve talked to Carlos several times since and he deserves his opportunity.”
Not to mention, former Astros manager A.J. Hinch got his second chance with the Detroits Tigers this season, as did former bench coach Alex Cora, who is back managing the Boston Red Sox.