The New York Mets ended a disappointing season 8-85 with a 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
On Monday, Amazon announced everyone’s expected news.
The Mets have confirmed that they have rejected the 2022 option in the contract of manager Luis Rojas. Rojas could potentially play a different role with the club and the team added a decision on the rest of the coaches “in the next few days”.
In total, the Mets went 103-119 under Rojas and missed the playoffs in his two-year tenure. The Athletic’s Tim Britton had previously stated that the Mets would probably not retain Rojas as manager, and Rojas hinted at this while speaking to reporters last Thursday.
“The entire Mets organization is grateful for the dedication and dedication that Lewis has shown over the past two seasons,” team president Sandy Alderson said in a prepared statement. “He has shown great commitment to the Mets over the years in multiple capacities. These decisions have never been easy, but we think a change is needed at this point.”
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to many at the Mets organization, not just in the last two seasons as a manager, but in various roles over the last 11 years. In each position, I have strived for excellence. Developed over the years, a favorite of my heart, and grateful to have been able to wear the Mets uniform for so long. Disappointed for our staff and fans that we did not reach our goal this season. “
Sluger Pete Alonso told reporters on Friday that he would have liked to play for Rojas, but the manager was ultimately due to the club’s miserable performance in the second half of the season and injuries to key contributors, especially Jacob Digrom, who did not return to the field after July. Elbow problem.