The New York Mets are making a change. Again.
On Monday, less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2021 season, the team announced that they weren’t picking up the 2022 option on manager Luis Rojas, and will part ways with him as the team’s skipper.
Rojas will get the chance to still be with the Mets in some capacity, if he wishes to do so.
The 40-year-old was the manager of the Mets for two seasons, going 103-119 in that time. The Mets were in first place for 103 days during the 2021 season, but a late-season collapse lead to a 77-85 record.
Rojas was the last-minute replacement for Carlos Beltran, who stepped down as the manager before the wow season due to the scandal involving the Houston Astros that lead to several suspensions and multiple people being fired around baseball.
Since then, both Alex Cora and AJ Hinch have returned as managers. It is yet to be determined if Beltran will be a candidate again for the Mets manager job.
Before Rojas, Mickey Callaway was the Mets manager and was fired after two seasons. Before then, it was Terry Collins, who was at the helm for seven years.
The Mets manager job isn’t the only opening they have, as they also will need to hire a general manager as well.