Jessica Mendoza Silent On Carlos Beltran But Not Mike Fiers

ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza appeared on Golic and Wingo to discuss the Astros sign stealing scandal, and during that interview she made clear she had an issue with Mike Fiers going public with the information.

The part of her interview which is getting the most attention is her saying, “To go public with it and call them out and start all of this, it’s hard to swallow.”

While it should be clear Mendoza was not advocating or defending the Astros sign stealing, what she was doing was explicitly saying you do not go public with information about cheating.

Keep in mind, this was the first public statements by a Mets official since punishment was handed down by the commissioner’s office. While ESPN, the Mets, and Mendoza may want to couch this as her appearing on ESPN in her capacity as an ESPN employee only, it’s not that simple.

Mendoza is a Mets employee, and she is discussing what is a very hot button topic with the Mets right now vis-a-vis what the Mets should do with Carlos Beltran. On that note, it’s quite telling she wasn’t asked a question about Beltran’s job status.

The failure to address that issue puts ESPN’s journalistic integrity into question, and if the question was off limits, it speaks all the more to Mendoza wearing two hats in the same interview.

Overall, we are left with ESPN not asking a Mets employee about the biggest issue facing this franchise today, and we have a Mets employee, the only one who has spoken publicly on this topic, attacking a whistleblower.

This was just a bad look for everyone involved.

7 thoughts on “Jessica Mendoza Silent On Carlos Beltran But Not Mike Fiers”

  1. Oldbackstop says:

    ***Overall, we are left with ESPN not asking a Mets employee about the biggest issue facing this franchise today..*

    Huh? What happened to “it will all blow over” yesterday? That was quick.

    I have been telling you for more than a month that this is the most important issue facing this franchise.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It will blow over once the team addresses it.

      1. Oldbackstop says:

        Yeah, by canning him.

        They keep him, it is a daily story all year. All those Astros and ex-Astros and coaches….what three dozen or more? Are going to have stories to tell…trying to change their legacy of being A BlackStro. Each becomes a story of the day because it involves a New York manager.

        You didn’t do a single story on this. Why?

        1. metsdaddy says:

          It’s not much in the same way all of these stories die like Mike Vaccaro wrote in his article today

          1. Oldbackstop says:

            Lol….It will die now.

            They should get a new manager named quick. Not a no-name. How about David Wright?

          2. metsdaddy says:

            Mets can never make David Wright manager because they can never fire him

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