The New York Mets have remained active in rumors this offseason, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. According to a report on Saturday from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Mets are close to hiring Jared Porter as their next General Manager.
Most recently, Porter spent time with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he has worked as the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager since 2016. Prior to that, he spent one season with the Chicago Cubs as a Director of Professional Scouting/Special Assistant during their historic World Series run.
Porter also worked with the Boston Red Sox from 2004-15 as the team’s Director of Professional Scouting. He was with the Red Sox for three World Series titles (2004, 2007, 2013).
The Mets fired General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen last month, and have attempted to start a new chapter. Earlier on Saturday, the team signed catcher James McCann to a four-year deal in what should be one of multiple signings to look forward to.