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Mets name Zack Scott senior vice president/assistant general manager

Scott was one of the team’s finalists for the GM role, but he’s been hired to work with GM Jared Porter.

Chaim Bloom Press Conference dPhoto by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Mets have named Zack Scott a senior vice president and assistant general manager, a move that the team announced this afternoon. Scott had been in the running for the Mets’ general manager gig, which went to Jared Porter, and now he’s joined Porter in working under Mets team president Sandy Alderson in baseball operations.

The 43-year-old Scott has spent the last seventeen years working for the Red Sox, and Porter mentioned in the Mets’ announcement that he had worked with Scott for ten years when both of them were in Boston. The Mets also cited Scott’s heavy involvement in analytics in his time working for the Red Sox.

The move further shapes the Mets’ new front office, which is ultimately operating under new owner Steve Cohen. And while the team had initially set out to hire a president of baseball operations and pivoted to having Alderson more or less perform that role in the short term, it seems like they’re already making progress in building a well-respected front office.

Said Scott in the Mets’ release:

“I want to thank Steve Cohen, Sandy Alderson and Jared Porter for this unique and exciting opportunity as well as the leadership of the Red Sox for allowing me to pursue this new role with the Mets. Being a part of the Mets new culture and helping establish a consistent winner on the field that the Mets fan base deserves is something I will work towards tirelessly.”

For more on Scott, check out the Boston Herald’s profile of his background and experience with the Red Sox, which was published in 2017.