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Jared Porter Hired as General Manager of Mets

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The Mets have announced that they are hiring Jared Porter to be their new General Manager. Porter comes to Queens after spending four years as the Assistant General Manager for the Diamondbacks. He is taking the role previously held by the recently dismissed Brodie Van Wagenen.

Who is Jared Porter?

Jared Porter has worked in Major League Baseball ever since 2004. He worked with the Boston Red Sox from 2004-2015, working mostly in the player development and scouting department. Porter then moved on to spend two years working as the Director of Professional Scouting in the Chicago Cubs’ organization. There he helped the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years in 2016. From 2017-2020, Porter was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Diamondbacks. He has a college degree in history from Bowdoin College.

Jared Porter’s Impact on the Mets

Many Mets fans were disappointed with the moves and team performance under former GM Brodie Van Wagenen. While Porter has never been a GM before, he has worked as an executive for over a decade now, as opposed to Van Wagenen, who had only worked as a player agent. Porter’s prior experience has helped teams win championships, and he has drawn praise for his baseball mind from many people in the league. Furthermore, he should be a great addition to a front office that is led by former GM Sandy Alderson.

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Closing Thoughts on Jared Porter

The Mets appear to have found a new general manager with a strong reputation. The team is already off to a strong start this offseason and they seem poised with a new GM and owner to keep adding to their team.

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Mathias is a graduate student at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He is currently studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism on the Sports Media and Communications track. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2021, where he studied journalism and served as the Sports Editor and Opinions Editor for the school's newspaper, The Signal. He joined Overtime Heroics as a writer in June of 2019 and became an editor in December of 2020 before taking over the MLB department in June of 2021. Mathias is also a former varsity swimmer and is the youngest of five kids.