June 17, 2021

Mets hiring Luis Rojas gets seal of approval from Bruce Bochy (New York Post)


Bruce Bochy knows managing.

He is the epitome of managerial experience and success — three World Series championships over a five-year period with the Giants — and he believes Luis Rojas has what it takes as he takes over as Mets manager.

Bochy is longtime friends with Rojas’ father, Felipe Alou, who managed 14 years in the majors, including four years with the Giants, and was around Bochy’s Giants as an adviser to the team. Bochy followed Alou as manager of the Giants in 2007. The two men go all the way back to 1977 and the Florida State League.

“I’ve gotten to know Luis through Felipe, and you can just see his passion for the game, he’s got a great way about him,’’ Bochy told The Post Wednesday from San Diego. “He’s smart. He’s done a lot of things in baseball. He speaks well and I think he is going to be able to communicate with anybody, and that is a special Alou quality. He gets that from his dad.’’

Felipe Alou has been around Major League Baseball since 1958, an icon, and has passed much knowledge onto his son.

Bochy first met Alou 43 years ago, when Bochy was a catcher for the Cocoa Astros in the Florida State League and Alou was the…

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