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Mets to hire Jared Porter as new general manager

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Porter has most recently worked in the Diamondbacks’ front office.

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The Mets have reached an agreement to hire Jared Porter as their next general manager, according to Jon Heyman and Mike Puma. There had been several updates from Joel Sherman, too, indicating that the hiring was imminent, and he added that he’s hearing that Porter’s deal with the Mets is for four years.

Having worked for the Red Sox and Cubs, Porter’s most recent job before being hired by the Mets was with the Diamondbacks, where he served as a senior vice president and assistant general manager. Joel Sherman also notes that he had been in the hunt for other general manager jobs and was a runner-up for the Angels’ recent general manager hiring.

Assuming the deal is announced officially, Porter will take over the role that Brodie Van Wagenen had held for the past couple of seasons—and the one that current Mets team president Sandy Alderson worked in from 2010 until 2018.