Latest Update on Carlos Beltran's Role in Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal is Incredibly Damning

Carlos Beltran's role in the Houston Astros' MLB cheating scandal just got a whole lot bigger.
Carlos Beltran's role in the Houston Astros' MLB cheating scandal just got a whole lot bigger. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

It's been well-known since commissioner Rob Manfred released his initial findings on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal that Carlos Beltran was one of the players who spearheaded the team's cheating.

But it turns out, his behavior and attitude may have been even more insidious than initially thought.

Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic published another article on Tuesday that incriminated Beltran even further, and made him seem like the one of the sneakiest guys in MLB.

Ahh, when "veteran leadership" seamlessly transitions into "steamrolling everybody"!

According to Rosenthal and Drellich's account, Beltran and Brian McCann came to the Astros after spending 2014-16 with the New York Yankees, and Beltran reportedly told the team upon his arrival that their cheating was "behind the times." Beltran then imposed his will on the team, starting the now notorious trash can banging scheme with Alex Cora.

According to various accounts, everyone, even authority figures like manager AJ Hinch, "felt powerless to stop him." The only person who attempted to stop him was McCann, and Beltran just ignored his request.

Beltran was super evasive about it, too. After winning the World Series with the Astros in 2017, Beltran retired and picked up a job with the Yankees. When team officials would ask him what the Astros were doing down in Houston, he would sneakily reply, "Nothing no one else is doing."

Any New York Mets fan who was at one point skeptical about the dismissal of Beltran should be at ease now, seeing that he might have just been exposed as one of the most conniving individuals the league has seen. There has been no punishment given out to any of the players involved in the scandal, but if any of them deserve one, it's Beltran.

Unsurprisingly, he's had no comment since leaving the Mets.