Mets: What Steve Cohen had to say after firing Luis Rojas

After firing New York Mets manger Luis Rojas, Mets owner Steve Cohen thanked Rojas for his work in what were “two extremely trying years.”

When the regular season ends, the firing season begins — and the New York Mets have already gotten the proceedings underway.

On Oct. 4, the Mets announced that Mets manager Luis Rojas would be fired from his current position. Rojas, 40, has spent the last 16 years within the organization, which the Mets intend to honor by relocating him in a new role.

Thanking Rojas for his dedication alongside Sandy Alderson was Mets owner Steve Cohen, who expressed his thoughts on the move over Twitter.

Mets owner Steve Cohen expressed thoughts on Luis Rojas firing after 77-85 season

With the team declining the 2022 option on his contract, Rojas ends a two-year stint with the Mets that has been marred with disappointment. summarized Rojas’ record as such: “Rojas finished with a 103-119 record across those two campaigns, finishing below .500 in both while failing to reach the postseason.”

The final season of Rojas’ tenure began with promise, with the Mets holding onto first in the NL East for the greater part of the first four months of the season. Once the team lost the reins in divisional rankings, the team began to backslide in August, ending the season in third place with a 77-85 finish.

The Mets have been mired in controversy over management scandals in recent years. When the Mets brought on Carlos Beltran to replace Mickey Calloway as manager in 2019, he quickly left the organization due to his role in the Houston Astros scandal. With Beltran gone, the Mets promoted Rojas, who was a quality-control coach back in 2019.

This July, it was confirmed that former Mets general manager Jared Porter will remain suspended from the league through 2022 for a sexual harassment scandal from 2016.

As far as Rojas goes, Mets fans seem to back the decision of his firing as they eagerly await the impending hiring of a new manager.

It’s unknown who the next hire will be, but they’ll have big shoes to fill.

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