Luis Rojas spent 15 years as a member of the Mets group.
He’ll be at Citi Area on Tuesday for the primary time in a special uniform now that he’s the Yankees third-base coach — the job he took after being fired as Mets supervisor after two seasons.
“I don’t know what to anticipate,’’ Rojas stated of the response he’ll obtain in Queens, the place the Mets are in first place within the NL East. “Clearly, it’s a spot I really like. I really like Queens and the fan base is unbelievable. They’re so passionate they usually love their staff. I’m grateful I labored there for 15 years and was the supervisor for 2.”
The Mets didn’t have a lot success underneath Rojas, now 40, ending in fourth place in 2020 and third a 12 months in the past, though the first-time supervisor needed to take care of the COVID-shortened season in his first 12 months and different COVID-related points final season.
Rojas was on the helm final 12 months when the groups confronted one another in a doubleheader on the Fourth of July and on Sept. 11.
“The environment at each stadiums was unbelievable,’’ Rojas stated.
After being let go following the 2021 season, Rojas landed on Aaron Boone’s teaching workers in The Bronx.
Rojas and his household have since moved from Queens to New Jersey, the place Rojas is getting used to commuting over the George Washington Bridge.
He was changed by Buck Showalter and the Mets constructed a ten ½-game lead within the division by the tip of Could, however that lead has slipped to 1 ½ video games heading into this sequence.
“I paid consideration to how the Mets have been taking part in lately as a result of we’re dealing with them and I need to get aware of what they’re doing,’’ Rojas stated. “I’ve all the time been conscious of what their report is. Now I’m wanting nearer and might see how good a staff they’re.”