The New York Mets have reportedly fired General Manager (GM) Jared Porter after a recent turn of events. Porter was accused and then later acknowledged sending unsolicited messages and pictures, including one of his penis to a foreign reporter back in the 2016 season while working for the Chicago Cubs.
We have terminated Jared Porter this morning . In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it.There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) January 19, 2021
Porter was hired by the Mets new owner Steve Cohen to be the organization’s GM as of December of 2020. Since then, he has worked with Cohen to make some splashes in the trade market and free agency, such as signing catcher James McCann and trading for shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Major League Baseball is launching an investigation into fired Mets general manager Jared Porter, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Based on the results, Porter could face suspension, which would prevent him from holding another MLB job without reinstatement.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 19, 2021
However, Porter will now find himself unemployed and under investigation. Major League Baseball has announced that it is launching an investigation into the allegations and all of the events that have transpired in recent days. This could mean that Porter would face a suspension, which would not bode well for him.
If he is suspended, he would not be able to work for another team until he is reinstated. The investigation was just announced, but the story laid out by ESPN seems to be pretty concrete. Time will tell what happens with Porter, but the Mets will move forward without him as a part of the organization.