ESPN personality and New York Mets special assistant Jessica Mendoza made waves on Thursday when she called out Mike Fiers for being the whistleblower that brought the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal to the forefront.
“To go public with it and call them out and start all of this, it’s hard to swallow.”— Golic and Wingo (@GolicAndWingo) January 16, 2020
–@jessmendoza on former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealing the Astros sign-stealing scheme. pic.twitter.com/LSQY6B0dSC
Mendoza’s comments were interesting in that they came shortly before Mets manager Carlos Beltran stepped down from his position. Beltran was implicated in the entire MLB investigation stemming from the Astros cheating during their title season of 2017.
The common theme here has not been one that drags Fiers down for playing a big role in what we’ve seen transpire this week.
For his part, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen distanced himself from his special assistant.
“Jessica was speaking as an ESPN analyst, not as a spokesman for the Mets, when she made the comments,” the GM said.
Mendoza has also attempted to clarify her stance from earlier in the day on ESPN.