Luis Rojas’ two-year run as Mets administrator finished when his choice wasn’t gotten following the season.
In the wake of managing a wild several seasons, under new possession, vulnerability in the front office, just as the effect of managing COVID conventions, Rojas — the Yankees new third-base mentor — said he has no second thoughts about his time in Queens.
“For me, it was a learning experience,’’ Rojas said during a Zoom call. “I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
He added there was no conversation of his future before the finish of the normal season, when Rojas was educated he wouldn’t be welcomed back as director, yet could play one more part inside the association.
“It’s always tough when you hear you’re not gonna do something you’ve been doing for a couple years,’’ Rojas said. “Changes sometimes surprise you, but changes are good things a lot of times.”
The Yankees trust it is for them, as they will have Rojas training third base, just as the outfielders.
It joins Rojas with Aaron Boone, with Rojas saying Boone was the main chief to contact him when he landed the Mets administrative position.
Rojas said he had “no second thought” about taking some work in The Bronx after his experience with the Mets, and Boone accepts Rojas will carry a great deal to a redid staff, which will likewise incorporate another hitting mentor and a respectable starting point mentor — an interaction Boone said he trusted would be settled in the following not many weeks.
“All of our group fell in love with him,’’ Boone said of Rojas. “He brings a lot of experience.”
Rojas noticed that his dad, previous administrator Felipe Alou, played three years for the Yankees and his uncle, Matty, likewise played a season in The Bronx, “so there’s family history here.”
All the more significantly, Alou has experience instructing third base, as a chief in the minors, just as in winter ball.
Also, he’s planning to begin watching video to “not be reactive and anticipate what’s gonna happen.”
Phil Nevin was given up as third-base mentor after the season, yet said he was told the move was not made due to on-field execution.
All things considered, Boone said he esteems Rojas’ experience, both as an administrator and as a third-base mentor.
“He’s very intelligent,’’ Boone said. “He understands the importance of relationships with players and the connection with the front office and analytics. … We feel we added a well-rounded baseball person.”