Mark Teixeira Takes a Stand on ESPN’s Get Up
ESPN baseball analyst, and former Yankee first baseman, Mark Teixeria, had very choice words about the current situation the Mets find themselves in over Beltran being named in the commissioner’s findings over Houston’s cheating. The first words out of Teixeria’s mouth were:
“I don’t think the Mets have a choice either. They have to fire Carlos Beltran.”
He would elaborate further:
“The only reason Beltran wasn’t punished…, was because of that immunity you just talked about.”
The immunity was brought up by show host, Mike Greenberg, earlier in the interview. Discussing the immunity, Teixeria continued:
“It’s really a loophole for Carlos Beltran because he immediately retired after that World Series.”
As we know, no Astros players involved in the sign-stealing scandal were punished by MLB after the conclusion of the investigation. When talking about his involvement with Alex Cora:
“Him and Alex Cora were the main culprits. Alex Cora got fired on the spot by the Boston Red Sox. The New York Mets are in an impossible situation. There’s no way that Carlos Beltran, especially in the pressure cooker of New York, there’s no way he can be the manager of the Mets!”
He concluded talking about how the tabloids would eat Carlos Beltran alive “every, single, day,” for being caught in this cheating scandal should he see the start of the season.
Mark Teixeria was teammates with Carlos Beltran through his entire tenure as a Yankee, 2014-2016. Teixeria finished 2016 on the team, while Beltran was moved at the deadline. 2016 would also be Teixeria’s final season with the Yankees.