New York Mets: Manager Luis Rojas’ job is reportedly safe for now

Feb 12, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas addresses the media following the morning spring training workout. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are currently playing under .500, with a 11-12 record after Monday’s loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. Outside of Jacob deGrom and maybe Brandon Nimmo and JD Davis (both banged up right now), most of the team starts have been struggling to show what they are capable of.

The New York Mets’ offense, in particular, has been a major problem throughout the season. With a 96 wRC+, they are 17th before Tuesday’s games, and they are last in runs scored with 76, although they do have a few games to play to keep up with the rest due to early-season suspensions.

That is why it didn’t come as a surprise that the Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and his assistant Tom Slater after Monday’s loss. After seeing the organization starting to make tough decisions, it is fair to wonder where they stand on manager Luis Rojas.

The Mets are not ready to move on from Rojas

According to Andy Martino of SNY, “the sudden firings of Mets hitting coach Chili Davis and his assistant Tom Slater — which didn’t turn out to be so sudden when you thought about it — led one to immediately wonder if manager Luis Rojas’ job status was also tenuous.”

Martino says that “any speculation about Rojas can die right here. His job is safe, per sources.”

In addition to the Mets’ inauspicious start of the campaign, Rojas also led them to a losing record last year, at 26-34. However, he has the respect of most of the players on the roster, and the front office wishes to give him more time in the position.

However, Rojas’ future with the Mets will largely depend on whether he can right the ship this season. As it turns out, he doesn’t have a contract for next season, but if the Mets can put together a successful campaign when all is said and done, he surely will have one.