June 25, 2021

Luis Rojas opens up about new Mets approach, fixing Edwin Diaz (New York Post)


PORT ST. LUCIE — Spend an hour with new Mets manager Luis Rojas and you begin to see the character, the strength of will and determination, the baseball-first mentality and the lack of ego.

Sure, there will be sinkholes to navigate because these are the Mets.

Rojas, though, strongly believes there will be Mets magic ahead. But to get there, there has to be unity. That will be his central message to his team when it gathers together this month; pitchers and catchers report Feb. 10 and the first full-squad workout is Feb. 17.

“I’ve given it a lot of thought. Every day I think about, you think of so many things you can say,’’ Rojas told The Post on Monday, offering a spring-training sneak preview as he takes over as a major league manager at the age of 38.

“Everything is going to be positive,’’ he said. “We have a positive group of guys, tool-wise and skill-wise and personality-wise, so we are going to hit on that a lot. We are going to talk about what we are targeting in spring training.’’

What exactly is that?

“Number one is moving in the same direction,’’ Rojas said. “We come in from different areas, but we have to move in the same…

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