The team turned down his option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, saying he had been offered the opportunity to remain in a role within the organization to be determined. The Mets said decisions about the coaching staff will be made over the next few days.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to so many in the Mets organization for not only the past two seasons as managers but also for the past 16 years in a variety of roles,” said Rojas in a statement released by the team.
“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,” he said.
FURTHER OVERHAUL OF THE FRONT OFFICE
Cohen and Alderson plan to hire a president for baseball operations this off-season and the club is expected to target big names like Theo Epstein, Billy Beane and David Stearns. Whether they are interested and available remains to be seen.
The Mets must make critical decisions about several high profile players who can become free agents, including Báez, Conforto and pitchers Marcus Stroman (10-13, 3.02 ERA), Noah Syndergaard, Aaron Loup and Jeurys Familia.
Syndergaard returned from Operation Tommy John in March 2020 to throw two innings in the final week of the season. He sounds like he’s eager to return and said he hopes to get a year-long qualification offer.