Having to make decisions in real time are extremely difficult. What does a team like the New York Mets do when they found out information about their general manager that is damaging.
Well, most feel that they were able to do the right things as less than eight hours after an ESPN report revealed that Jared Porter had sent inappropriate text messages to a female reporter, the Mets fired Porter.
Now it is on Major League Baseball to do an investigation into Porter’s conduct. According to someone with knowledge of what is going on Porter can face a suspension that can prevent him from holding another job in baseball.
The internet and fans of the team had a wide range of response to the firing of Porter, but most felt that the team made the right move.
How things unfolded when it came time to making this tough decision was that Sandy Alderson was able to learn about the ESPN report around 5:30 p.m. on Monday at which point he had an initial conversation with Porter.
Alderson was able to become more aware of the full scope of evidence around six hours later, as Porter had sent inappropriate text messages to a foreign female reporter while working for the Chicago Cubs in 2016. According to that ESPN report Porter met and began texting with the reporter that year.
At around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Alderson had a conversation with Mets owner Steve Cohen to make the decision to fire Jared from his position.
There was a lot of excitement surrounding the hire of Porter in December to become their next General Manager under Alderson. Now the Mets are looking to figure out how to run the team.
This is the second time that the Mets have had to make an extremely tough decision when it came time to one of their high-ranking officials shortly after hiring them. Less than three months after hiring Carlos Beltran to be their manager last January, the club parted ways with him over his involvement in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.
The Mets are planning to complete the offseason without a General Manager, as the team has a sizeable baseball operations staff, which is led by Alderson, who has been involved with acquiring some of the key players during the winter. Assistant General Manager Zack Scott has been involved in baseball decisions since joining the Mets last month and can take a larger role in the coming weeks.
Previously, Scott served as an assistant General Manager for the Boston Red Sox for 17 seasons; he was a finalist for the GM job that eventually went to Porter. Former interim GM John Ricco is on the Mets staff as well in the front office in an advisory role as well.
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