For such a reserved guy, Luis Rojas sure seems to stumble onto a bunch of loud situations. Credit the Mets, who could find ways to complicate dry toast.
Fittingly, assessing the Mets’ rookie manager’s status, conducting his performance review from a pandemic-shortened season with an ownership change likely imminent — good time now to mention he got the job shortly before spring training thanks to an epic sign-stealing scandal? — feels awfully complex. And here’s my tangled conclusion:
He hasn’t made himself a must-keep. Yet Rojas has displayed the potential to think that, if Steve Cohen decides to clean house, he should receive another opportunity to manage in the major leagues.
The 39-year-old exemplified just how draining his first go-round has been, and just how hard he has worked to maintain his high stock, on Thursday night as his Mets outlasted the Phillies, 10-6, at Citizens Bank Park, for their second straight come-from-behind win as they pulled within 1 ¹/₂ games of the Phillies for the National League’s final playoff slot.
The Mets’ positive run differential of 252-246 would bode well for them moving forward in a normal season (and helps…