Via USA Today:

“We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways,” read a statement from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and executive vice president and GM Brodie Van Wagenen. “This was not an easy decision. Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone’s best interest for Carlos to move forward as manager of the New York Mets. We believe that Carlos was honest and forthcoming with us. We are confident that this will not be the final chapter in his baseball career. We remain excited about the talent on this team and are committed to reaching our goals of winning now and in the future.”

You have to love the Mets.  They aren’t parting ways because Beltran is a cheater, they’re parting ways with him because they don’t want to deal with the backlash.

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