Zack Scott is taking over as the acting general manager of the New York Mets after the ouster of Jared Porter.
Zack Scott was a finalist for the general manager job before the New York Mets decided to go with Jared Porter instead. Scott was hired as an assistant GM and was going to help run the team’s analytics department. Now, Scott will be taking over as the GM and working closely with team president Sandy Alderson.
“Zack has plenty of championship experience to draw upon,” said Mets President Sandy Alderson in a team statement. “He has been an integral part of our decision-making processes since his arrival. The entire baseball operations staff, including myself, will continue to work collaboratively.”
Scott, 43, came to New York after spending 17 years with the Boston Red Sox. He helped build the franchise’s analytics department throughout the years. The Red Sox won four World Series during Scott’s tenure in Boston.
Although the Mets are only naming Scott as acting general manager, there’s a strong chance that he holds onto the position after the 2021 season. The original plan was to groom Porter as Alderson’s eventual replacement to run the entire operation. Scott seems to fit the mold for the long-time successor of Alderson.
Of course, Scott’s promotion comes after the firing of Jared Porter. The Mets fired Porter after allegations of sexual harassment from years ago came to light. The organization acted swiftly in its dismissal of Porter.
They are hoping to move forward with Scott and do better in the future.