The Mets have found their replacement for Carlos Beltran as manager in Luis Rojas, who is finalizing a multi-year deal with the team.
And the players are very excited about the new hire.
Some of the current Mets -- and even some of Rojas' old pupils from the minors -- have commented on the news. Here are a few reactions, starting with Pete Alonso.
Alonso was managed by Rojas in the minors, and couldn't be happier to be under his leadership again.
Loved having Luis in '17 and '18 as my AA manager! It's awesome playing under him and having him on staff last year as well!!! Super pumped to have him as the Jeffe. Also he throws some damn good bp #LFGM https://t.co/SI8JgLzRId- Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) January 22, 2020
Marcus Stroman followed up Alonso, sharing how impactful Rojas was in just a half season when he was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets.
LUIS ROJAS! Love love love it. Loved being around him on the bench last year. Always teaching and full of knowledge. Super laid back and brings nothing but great vibes each and every day. Beyond even keel. Excited even more for the year! @Mets- Marcus Stroman (@STR0) January 22, 2020
Dominic Smith didn't have any words, but his emoji use tells us he feels the same way as his teammates.
👀🤙💪- DOMINIC SMITH (@TheRealSmith22) January 22, 2020
Former Mets minor-leaguer RHP Rob Whalen called Rojas "one of the best managers I've ever played for!"
Congrats to one of the best managers I've ever played for! Well deserved!- Rob Whalen (@RobWhalen38) January 22, 2020
Another former arm of Rojas' in the minors, LHP John Mincone, was pumped.
Let's gooo https://t.co/rGDo3x81ev- John Mincone (@JMincone) January 22, 2020