The New York Mets today announced that the club has named Jared Porter the team’s 14th General Manager in franchise history. Porter agreed to a four-year contract and will report to team President Sandy Alderson.
Porter, 41, has been an integral part of four World Series championship teams with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. He has spent the last four seasons (November, 2016–2020) as the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“Jared has proven himself at every level and in every position he has held, earning respect from his peers throughout baseball,” said Mets President Sandy Alderson. “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.”
Porter was the Director of Professional Scouting/Special Assistant for the Cubs from September of 2015–2016, and was with the team as Chicago captured its first World Series title in 107 years.
“I’d like to thank Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson for this incredible opportunity,” said Porter. “I’m extremely grateful for the trust they’ve shown in me. I’m excited to join the community, get to work, and help build a collaborative and sustainable baseball operation and culture for the New York Mets.”