Counting down the Top 10 NY sports stories of 2020: No. 7 - Mets dump Carlos Beltran, hire Luis Rojas

Danny Abriano
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We're counting down the Top 10 New York sports stories of 2020, and we continue with No. 7...

On Jan. 16, following the fallout with the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal the Astros orchestrated in 2017, the Mets parted ways with recently hired manager Carlos Beltran.

Beltran, who was a player with the Astros in 2017, was the third manager who lost his job due to the scandal, following the dismissals of Alex Cora with the Red Sox and A.J. Hinch with the Astros.

On Jan. 22, the Mets hired Luis Rojas to replace Beltran. SNY's Andy Martino even pondered if Beltran was technically ever a Mets manager.

Rojas, who had interviewed during the process that led to the hiring of Beltran, took over after an impressive rise through the ranks in the Mets' minor league system.

Cora was rehired by the Red Sox as their manager earlier this offseason, shortly after Hinch was hired to manage the Detroit Tigers. Beltran remains out of baseball.

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Counting Down the Top 10 NY Sports Stories of 2020

No. 10 - Giants hire Joe Judge

No. 9 - Jets move on from Jamal Adams, Le'Veon Bell

No. 8 - Derek Jeter voted into the Hall of Fame