The New York Mets transfer on after third place from supervisor Luis Rojas
The New York Mets will not accept coach Luis Rojas’ option for the next season and will end his tenure with the team after two seasons.
Rojas received praise earlier this year when New York led NL East for three months, but the team began to collapse in early August without injured ace Jacob deGrom and were eliminated from the playoffs more than a week before the end of the season. The Mets finished third behind Atlanta and Philadelphia with a 77-85 record.
Rojas closes with an overall record of 103-119.
“The entire Mets organization is grateful for the dedication and dedication Luis has shown as a manager over the past two seasons,” said Mets President Sandy Alderson in a statement. “He has shown great dedication to the Mets over many years in a variety of roles. These decisions are never easy, but we believe that change is needed right now.”
Rojas was discontinued ahead of the 2020 season, replacing Carlos Beltran after he was named as a key player in the 2017 Houston Astros sign theft scandal.
Beltran, who didn’t even make it to the start of his first season on the team, was to replace Mickey Callaway. The Mets have now gone through three managers over the course of four seasons.
That season, Rojas was 16th with the Mets organization.
“I would like to thank so many in the Mets organization so much not only for the last two seasons as manager, but also for the past 16 years in various roles,” said Rojas in a statement. “In every position I have held, the pursuit of excellence has been our daily mission. I will always keep in my heart the relationships and friendships I have developed over the years and I am forever grateful that I am the Mets- We live in a results-oriented business and we are deeply disappointed for our employees and fans that we did not achieve our goals this season. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.