YES Network hopeful Carlos Beltrán will return for 2023 season

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By , Audacy Sports

The YES Network is reportedly happy with the performance of nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltrán in his first season in the booth for New York Yankees games.

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John Filippelli -- who serves as the president of programming for the YES Network -- told Andrew Marchand of The New York Post that he believes both Beltrán and Cameron Maybin "have very high ceilings" and is hopeful that the two will return for a second season serving as game analysts.

With David Cone becoming one of the two color commentators for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, his YES Network responsibilities have been scaled back, opening up the door for Beltrán.

Presumably, Beltrán enjoys being involved in broadcasts, but he certainly may have other motivations to remain in the booth for the foreseeable future.

Beltrán will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2023, and the more he's involved with the game today, the easier it will be for voters to remember his career as a whole, rather than his involvement in the 2017
Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, which eventually cost him a chance to be the manager of the New York Mets in 2020. The 45-year-old also increases whatever chances he may have of getting another shot to manage if he stays around the game and keeps his name in the conversation.

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