March 1, 2021

Mets won’t be filling position for ousted GM Jared Porter (New York Post)

Sandy Alderson’s plan upon returning to the Mets was to oversee the entire organization, with a president of baseball operations and general manager beneath him.

Then it became Alderson and just a GM.

On Tuesday, it became entirely the Sandy Alderson show.

Following GM Jared Porter’s dismissal — he was fired after ESPN reported he sent lewd text messages to a female journalist in 2016 — Alderson indicated he has no immediate plans to fill the position. It will leave Alderson running the front office, with a GM-by-committee of sorts.

The key players are assistant GM Zack Scott, senior strategy officer John Ricco, vice president of amateur and international scouting Tommy Tanous, head of pro scouting Bryn Alderson and senior director of baseball operations Ian Levin. In addition, Ben Zauzmer was recently hired from the Dodgers to oversee research and development. Joe Lefkowitz, a research and development manager, also participates in the daily Zoom meetings.

Sandy Alderson
Sandy Alderson

Scott, a former Red Sox executive, was runner up to Porter for the GM job. His strength lies in analytics.

“One of the things we will be lacking is sort of…

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