Mets Fire Luis Rojas After Missing Their Historically Bad Year
The New York Mets decided to fire Luis Rojas after the team declined to pick up the manager’s option for the 2022 season. The team announced the decision on Twitter after their disappointing 77-85 record in 2021.
“The entire Mets organization is grateful for the dedication and devotion that Luis has exhibited over the last two seasons as manager. 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”– Sandy Alderson
Sandy Alderson, the President of Baseball Operations, gave a pretty cookie-cutter statement, but it was a decision that had to be made. I thought that when the Mets fired Chilli Davis earlier in the season that Rojas was on the hot seat. The team dealt with some much garbage this season, and that doesn’t include their historically disappointing on-the-field performance.
ONE HUNDRED AND THREE DAYS IN FIRST PLACE. Sorry, the bold is probably a bit excessive but let that sink in for a second. No matter how much the player loved and respected Rojas, that is just something that cannot happen. There is a debate about how important a manager even is nowadays, but if you look at a team like the Boston Red Sox, Alex Cora makes a difference.
Rojas was fired in the wake of the Carlos Beltran fallout when the former Met All-Star was linked to the Astros sign-stealing scandal. Nobody really cares about that anymore so I wouldn’t mind giving Beltran a REAL shot this time. We won’t know who the next manager is going to be until we find out who the next President of Baseball Operations is going to be. Alderson is set to step down from that role, and I am sure allowing the next guy to pick their own manager is a decent incentive.
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