Luis Rojas’ job is safe despite Mets’ nosedive

The Mets’ nosedive is not threatening Luis Rojas’ job. Although the Mets have fallen to third place with a 9-15 second half, a source familiar with Steve Cohen’s thinking said the owner is...

The Mets’ nosedive is not threatening Luis Rojas’ job.

Although the Mets have fallen to third place with a 9-15 second half, a source familiar with Steve Cohen’s thinking said the owner is not holding the manager responsible for the poor play.

Cohen believes this is a different time with a different type of player makeup than when George Steinbrenner used to fire Yankees managers regularly in bad periods for the club and/or to try to jolt players into better play, the source said.

Luis Rojas
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Cohen was with the team Sunday in Philadelphia and felt the players had a positive outlook and were prepared to play despite being swept over the weekend, the source said.

Cohen remains under the belief that there is no dominant NL East team..

Even with the second-half stumbles, the Mets are 2 ¹/₂ games out of first. Thus, Cohen does not see a reason to act impulsively because there remains a third of the season for the Mets to right themselves and win the division, the source said.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Joel Sherman

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