Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) 10/3/19, 6:15 AM Beltrán’s time with #Mets was not always smooth. Owner Fred Wilpon told The New Yorker he was a “schmuck” for signing Beltrán based upon his big 2004 postseason. Beltrán also differed with ownership over his decision to undergo knee surgery in 2010 and other issues. Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) 10/3/19, 6:16 AM That said, Beltran would be a fascinating candidate. Presumably more affordable than a Girardi or Maddon with Callaway under contract for one more year. Popularity and presence also would create instant, positive buzz for a franchise sensitive to public perception.