Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen wrote after he tweeted about his disappointment in the allegations against radio host Garrison Keillor, Boone sent him a direct message on Twitter.
The club has already interviewed five candidates to replace Joe Girardi, who's contract was not renewed after 10 seasons, and according to former Major League Baseball general manager Jim Bowden, they plan on bringing in even more.
Several reports on Tuesday said that Beltran would interview for the New York Yankees vacant manager's job, which would be his first managerial or coaching interview. But the 40-year-old would welcome the chance to run things in a big league dugout.
"Talking baseball is something I feel comfortable with, discussing strategy and how we can become better as a ballclub, " Beltran said of his lengthy interview on Wednesday, which began as a bit "overwhelming" before settling in. I think it's going to be fun, me being able to get this job and work with all these younger guys, and I think the passion that I have for the game, the way that I study for the game. How to motivate them, how to impact them in a way where they continue to improve. He described his relationship with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman as "solid" and "professional", revealing that he expressed his interest in managing prior to a Yankees-Astros game this past season.
Beltran played for the Yankees from 2014 through 2016 before getting traded to the Texas Rangers and subsequently signing with the Houston Astros. "The future for this organization looks bright, and I'm excited about that". As a manager, I don't want to be a manager that comes to the ballpark and waits for the game start. "Because honestly, the time I spent in NY was a great time, and I really enjoyed every moment".
As for Cashman, he wouldn't discount the notion of hiring Beltran as manager when asked by ESPN's Andrew Marchand shortly after Beltran made his feelings known.
During this past season, Beltran told Cashman that he would be retiring at the end of the season and that he would be interested in having a role in the Yankees organization. "I'll leave it at that for right now". Beltran said he especially connected with his former manager in New York, Terry Collins, citing Collins' adeptness at bringing him back from a knee injury, while giving him requisite rest when necessary.