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Friday, March 20, 2020

Mets player Pete Alonso surprises terminal cancer patient with video call

NEW YORK (WABC)—Pete Alonso of the New York Mets made a video call to an 82-year-old lifelong fan recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

New Mets skipper Luis Rojas also called to send some happy thoughts to Kathleen Selig.

Selig was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer, fans, luis rojas, pete alonso

Friday, January 24, 2020

Felipe Alou: Mets manager Luis Rojas won’t cheat baseball

Rest assured, Mets fans, new manager Luis Rojas is a good man who will not cheat the game of baseball.

Those strong words come from his father, Felipe Alou, in his first comments about Rojas becoming Mets manager at the age of 38. Alou managed 14 years in the majors after a 17-year playing career. He is an icon in the game./blockquote>

Jim Furtado Posted: January 24, 2020 at 05:56 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: felipe alou, luis rojas, mets

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mets hire ‘respected’ Rojas as new manager

NEW YORK—When the Mets parted ways with Carlos Beltrán last week before he managed a single game, the situation had potential to send their offseason into chaos. With less than a month until Spring Training, the Mets lacked an on-field leader.

To patch that hole as seamlessly as possible, they looked within the walls of their own clubhouse. The Mets are close to finalizing a multiyear deal to make Luis Rojas their next manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced Wednesday, pivoting from Beltrán to one of the industry’s most well-respected rising leaders.

The son of longtime Major League player and manager Felipe Alou, and the half-brother of former Mets outfielder Moises Alou, Rojas was the Mets’ quality control coach and outfield instructor last season. That was the 38-year-old’s first experience on a big league staff, after he spent 13 years as a coach and manager in the Mets’ Minor League system. Rojas also has experience managing in the Dominican Winter League.

“He has literally trained his whole life to be a manager,” Van Wagenen said. “He comes from a legacy family. … He is respected by the players. He is trusted by the players. And he’s someone that we have great confidence in, [with] his ability to lead our team now.”

One down, two to go.

 

QLE Posted: January 23, 2020 at 12:22 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: luis rojas, managers, mets being mets

 

 

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