Mets Rumors: Luis Rojas' Job as Manager Safe After Chili Davis, Tom Slater Firings

Adam WellsMay 4, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 01:  New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) walks back to the dugout during the Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on May 1, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Amid changes to his coaching staff on Monday night, New York Mets manager Luis Rojas reportedly isn't in danger of being fired right now. 

According to SNY.tv's Andy Martino, Rojas' job "is safe."

The Mets announced on Monday night that hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Davis had been relieved of their duties. 

Expectations are high for the Mets this season after acquiring Francisco Lindor in a trade with Cleveland. The four-time All-Star signed a 10-year, $341 million extension on April 1, keeping him with the organization through the 2031 season. 

Carlos Carrasco was also included in the deal, but he has yet to appear in a game after tearing his hamstring in spring training. 

Things haven't gone as planned in Queens through the first month of the regular season. The offense is off to a slow start, ranking 26th in Major League Baseball with a .364 slugging percentage and last in runs scored (76). 

Lindor, who is only hitting .163/.284/.209 thus far has already heard boos from Mets fans.

Despite those issues with the offense, New York's rotation looks great at the top. Jacob deGrom has a 0.51 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 35 innings. Marcus Stroman has been fantastic with 1.84 ERA. Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard are expected to return at some point in the first half. 

There's still plenty of time for Mets hitters to turn things around. No one in the National League East has taken off yet, so despite having an 11-12 record, they are tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for second place in the division. 

Rojas is in the final season of his contract with the Mets. He was originally hired to work on Carlos Beltran's coaching staff in January 2020 but was promoted to manager after Beltran parted ways with the organization for his involvement in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. 

New York finished last in the NL East with a 26-34 record in Rojas' first year.