I was kind of hoping that Joey Cora would get the job…but oh well.
I say no. Marte is a pretty solid hitter with some pop and a very good and experienced CF. But I believe Cespedes will play in 2020 and if so they could play Conforto in CF with McNeil in right. J.D. Davis had a big year last year and should be given every chance to be our Opening Day 3rd baseman with Rosario at SS, Cano at 2nd and Alonso at 1st.
With Cespedes approaching his walk year, the idea that he wasn’t going to play in 2020 was always ludicrous to me. Of course, he’s going to play in 2020 and if he has a big year, of course, the Yankees would be smart to sign him and make him their full-time DH.
Shocking considering the Mets front office’s past tumultuous relationship with Beltran (and the fans as well). But with Omar Minaya on board as far as the decision-making, the Mets Latino contingent and Beltran having been a star Hispanic player, maybe he can motivate the likes of Cespedes to play a full season, much less get Edwin Diaz back to form, etc. I’m really curious as to who’s going to be Carlos’ bench coach, what with him having zero managerial experience and all.