The New York Mets have reportedly named their new manager as Luis Rojas. Just a week after the team parted ways with new manager Carlos Beltrán. Rojas is slated to have worked out a multi-year deal with the Mets front office to be promoted to the manager role. Anthony DiComo of MLB dot com reported the Mets finding their new manager.
BREAKING: The Mets are finalizing a multi-year deal to make Luis Rojas their next manager.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 22, 2020
In 2018, Rojas joined the Mets coaching staff as the quality control bench coach. After this past season, when the team relieved Mickey Callaway of his duties, Rojas interviewed for the position. Ultimately, Beltrán would be awarded the job but lose it two months later. Rojas comes from a baseball family with his father being seventeen-year veteran Felipe Alou and brother being Moises Alou, who also had a seventeen-year career.
With the hiring of Rojas, the other members of the coaching staff who have been appointed will remain intact and unchanged. Rojas is a hire from within the organization and will take over the managerial operations with only a few weeks left before Spring Training. He has spent the prior seasons managing minor league baseball as well and has coached in the World Baseball Classic.
Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen spoke about the matter, saying that the team had to part ways with Beltrán, following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Houston Astros organization. Van Wagenen went on to say that, following the investigation and its findings, relieving Beltrán was the best option for the organization. It was also mentioned that Van Wagenen preferred to stay within the organization for the hire, promoting someone for the job as they did with Rojas.