Mendoza had been critical of former Astros P Mike Fiers for whistle-blowing in the team's sign-stealing scandal.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the county's request is "a little premature, but it's something we'll consider at the appropriate time."
The Mets could have either parted ways with Beltran or allowed a "constant source of distraction" to follow his every move.
Carlos Beltran's predicament "presents a thorny situation for the Mets," but he still "could slip through unscathed by league punishment."
One source said that the Red Sox are "not going to be necessarily viewed as a repeat offender" following the '17 Apple Watch incident.
Fans should credit Pelicans execs for not rushing Williamson back "just to drive up the TV ratings" for both the team and league.