The Mets fired manager Luis Rojas after two playoff-less, subpar years on the job. The team announced on Twitter:
The club will not pick up the option on Manager Luis Rojas for the 2022 season. Decisions regarding the remaining coaching staff will be made over the next several days. We have offered Rojas the opportunity to remain in the organization in a TBD capacity.
Steve Cohen added his two cents on the only social media platform working on Monday:
Want to thank Luis for his work as a manager. He is a good man who represented the Mets with dignity and calm during two extremely trying years.
This should come to a surprise to no one. Rojas was an emergency hire after the Carlos Betran debacle, and failed to lead the Mets to the playoffs during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, despite the fact eight teams qualified in each league. This year, the Mets finished a disappointing eight games under .500.
Of course, much of this was not Rojas’s fault. He can only play the players given to him, and he can’t be blamed for all of the injures. However, he did not help his case by continuing to make headscratching moves during games.
In the end, Rojas was not Sandy Alderson’s man and it is only natural that he would want his guy in there. Of course, the last guy he hired as manager was Mickey Callaway and we all know how that worked out. So stay tuned — it is never boring in Flushing.