By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Mets have parted ways with manager Luis Rojas. The team did not pick up his option for the 2022 season.
The Mets will be looking for their third manager in the past two seasons. Carlos Beltrán, Rojas, and who’s next?
“I want to share such heartfelt gratitude to so many in the Mets organization for not only the last two seasons as manager but for the last 16 years in a variety of roles,” Rojas said in a statement released by the team. “We live in a results-oriented business, and am deeply disappointed for our staff and fans that we didn’t reach our goals this season.”
Rojas was promoted to manager when Beltrán was forced to resign. Beltrán — the former MLB outfielder — has to step down due to his involvement in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
Beltrán was the only player, who was mentioned in the MLB investigation. Once he stepped down, Mets players went to bat for Rojas.
The Mets then promoted Rojas to be the manager. During his two seasons as the bench leader, he went 103-119.
This past season — and his first full season with the team — he guided the team to a 77-85 record. That was the third-best record in the NL East behind the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies.
While Rojas was fired as the team’s manager, he will have an opportunity to stay within the organization. His new role will be determined later.
The entire coaching staff will learn their fate this week.
“The entire Mets organization is grateful for the dedication and devotion that Luis has exhibited over the last two seasons as manager,” team president Sandy Alderson said in the statement. “He has shown a great commitment to the Mets over many years in multiple capacities. These decisions are never easy, but we feel a change is needed at this time.”
The Mets will have several veteran coaches to speak with if they would like to pursue that option. Former Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia is having his name brought up for this job.© 2007-2021 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.