Where we wrote earlier today that Hensley Meulens was still in the running for the job of manager of the New York Mets, the Score.com announced that the NL franchise will hire Luis Rojas on a multi-year contract.
According to Mets GM Brody van Wagenen, Rojas is very well qualified. “We anticipate him to be a great addition to our team. We think he has the ability to be consistent, to be calm under pressure, and to understand the opportunity that this team has as we head into the 2020 season.”
Even though Rojas never managed higher than AA, the Mets preferred him over Tony DeFrancesco who has several years of experience as AAA manager under his belt.
Rojas will have an experienced bench coach next to him in Hensley Meulens. Meulens doesn’t have experience as an MLB manager but managed team Kingdom of the Netherlands on several occasions. Besides that, he was a bench coach with the San Francisco Giants for two years and was regarded as the heir of Bruce Bochy who hung up his coaching spikes at the end of the 2019 season.