Could Carlos Beltran’s time with the New York Yankees be even more short-lived than his quick stop in Queens with the Mets? It simply cannot be ruled out until fans receive more clarity here.
On Monday during the Yankees’ spring training game against the Phillies, Beltran made his YES Network debut alongside John Flaherty and was seemingly so excited that he … may have revealed high-profile information that the general public previously had no idea about. This guy was able to keep the Astros’ cheating scandal a secret?!
Live on Monday’s broadcast, Beltran began talking about Aaron Judge, who is currently in contract negotiations regarding an extension with the Yankees as he enters his walk year. And he pretty much implied that an agreement between the two sides had already happened, with many anticipating that a deal will be done before Judge’s Opening Day deadline.
Unbelievable stuff. You just have to see/hear it for yourself. How Flaherty didn’t spit out his coffee while this was happening is among the more admirable “cooler heads prevail” moments in sports television history.
Nonetheless, Beltran’s 34-second moment after Judge ripped a double to right field had fans all over social media with their jaws on the floor.
The good news? Maybe we don’t have to fret about the negotiations between the two sides. That’s the silver lining here. The bad news? Uh, will this put Beltran on the hot seat after his first day officially on the job?!
Carlos Beltran may have revealed a Yankees-Aaron Judge secret live on the air.
Beltran did backtrack and he meant that he “hopes” Judge will sign an extension with the Yankees … but it didn’t come across like that, now did it?! Beltran seemed steadfast in his assessment that he was happy for Judge, not that he was hoping to eventually be happy for Judge at some point.
Here’s the full audio:
Even better? Beltran didn’t willingly correct himself. According to Jon Heyman, he was told to correct himself on the air!
For a guy that just admitted the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory was tainted because of their transgressions, it sounds like this guy has his mind made up about a number of important topics, safeguards be damned.
Additionally, general manager Brian Cashman was about as vague as he could’ve been when asked about this.
Now, if the Yankees actually have an agreement with Judge, they’ll have to wait as close as possible until Opening Day so it doesn’t look like Beltran blurted out information prematurely to the world about one of the biggest stars in the game.
And as of this moment, we can’t help but wonder if he’s going to get the heave-ho and go back to making minimum wage pounding garbage cans.