Jared Porter has been named the general manager of the Mets, the team confirmed on Sunday.
Porter has spent the last four seasons as the Arizona Diamondbacks' assistant general manager, but his front office career dates back to 2004 with the Red Sox. He spent time in a variety of positions with the Boston team, the most notable being the director of professional scouting until 2015.
He joined the Chicago Cubs in a similar role for portions of two seasons before joining the D-backs in 2017.
“Jared has proven himself at every level and in every position he has held, earning respect from his peers throughout baseball,” Mets President Sandy Alderson said in a statement. “He is deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of the game and has worked with several accomplished baseball executives. Jared is prepared for this next challenge.”
New York will look to snap a four year playoff drought in 2021. The Mets finished fourth in the NL East in 2020 at 26–34.