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Carlos Beltran turned down interviews with Cubs and Padres, focused on Mets job

Carlos Beltran is going to skate to one manager job and one manager job only.

The retired nine-time All-Star said Sunday that he declined to interview for the openings with the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres as the New York Mets job is the only one he will consider, per Nathalie Alonso of MLB.com.

The 42-year-old Beltran, who played with the Mets from 2005 to 2011, is currently working for the New York Yankees as a special advisor. He has been seriously linked to the Mets job for the last several days though and is close with key members of their front office, including executive Omar Minaya.

Beltran would obviously be a popular hire among the fans, and the Mets could use that, especially since their previous manager was anything but.

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