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Luis Rojas set to be next Mets manager (1:43)

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The Mets are close to naming Luis Rojas as their new manager. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters Wednesday that the team is close to finalizing a multi-year deal to make Rojas their manager. Rojas would replace Carlos Beltran, who parted ways with the Mets on Thursday after being named as a key participant in the 2017 Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

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Mendoza: Fiers should have informed MLB first

ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza credited pitcher Mike Fiers for coming forward with his allegation that the Astros had been using a camera to steal signs, but said she "disagreed with the manner in which that was done."

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Piazza: MLB mess 'sad,' a product of digital age

Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza says the sign-stealing scandal that has plagued baseball this offseason is "a very sad episode for the game" and an "unintended consequence of the digital age."


Baseball Tonight: Buster Onley and Marly Rivera discuss the Mets and Carlos Beltrán parting ways

Buster Olney talks to ESPN national baseball writer Marly Rivera in the wake of the Mets parting ways with Carlos Beltrán. They discuss how the Mets got to this point, what Beltrán should do to move past this (7:03), why the timing worked out for the Mets, A.J. Hinch being available in 2021 (15:46), Alex Cora being labeled a cheater and what the reaction will be around baseball when the season starts (20:42).

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Mets agree to part ways with manager Beltran

Carlos Beltran, before beginning his first season on the job with the New York Mets, became the third MLB manager to lose his job as a result of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, joining AJ Hinch and Alex Cora.

Passan: Mets/Beltran had few options (1:37)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán's full statement, as sent to ESPN.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Statement from Carlos Beltrán: “At a meeting this morning with Jeff and Brodie we mutually agreed to part ways. I'm grateful to them for giving me the opportunity, but we agreed this decision is in the best interest of the team. I couldn't let myself be a distraction for the team. I wish the entire organization success in the future.”

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Carlos Beltran is out as New York Mets manager due to his involvement in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, sources tell ESPN. He is the third manager to lose his job in the fallout.


BBTN: Sign Stealing Scandal Rocks Baseball World

In an emergency podcast, Dave Schoenfield fills in for Buster and speaks with ESPN's Jeff Passan about Rob Manfred's ruling on the Astros, why the sign-stealing scandal evokes memories of the PED craze and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian discusses the historical significance of these "unprecedented" punishments, the role of technology in the game and if the 2017 championship is tainted (11:56).

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2020 MLB arbitration tracker

Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.

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  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2411th
Quality Starts833rd
Batting Average.25711th
On Base Percentage.32810th
Slugging Percentage.44211th