It was a busy day for New York baseball as former New York Mets manager Luis Rojas is heading to the Bronx as the New York Yankees and the Mets reportedly offered Billy Eppler the general manager role.
Rojas, 40, spent 16 years with the Mets organization, climbing through the minor league system before joining the Major League staff as the quality control coach in 2019. His time at the helm of the Mets for the last two years was abysmal, combining for a record of 103-119, resulting in the team declining to pick up the option on his contract for the 2022 season.
He will replace Phil Nevin, whose contract was not renewed following the 2021 season. The Yankees now have two more open positions on Aaron Boone’s coaching staff.
The Mets, on the other hand, offered the general manager position to Eppler, who recently met with owner Steve Cohen face-to-face in New York. Eppler is not new to the City after serving in the Yankees’ front office before being promoted to assistant general manager.
Eppler will reportedly weigh his options with his family in California before making a final decision.