Well, that didn’t last long.
A little over a month after hiring him, the Mets have fired GM Jared Porter following an ESPN investigation that showed him sending multiple inappropriate texts to a female journalist back when he worked for the Cubs in 2016. So, in the span of about a year, the Mets have now had to fire both a recently-hired manager and GM.
This looks bad but bully for the Mets for standing up for the principles established by Steve Cohen. It’s one thing to say you’re all about integrity and zero tolerance. It’s another thing to walk the walk.
You would think that with multiple rounds of interviews that the Mets could do a better job of screening these high-profile hires. Perhaps along with beefing up the analytics department, the Mets can do something with their HR group, too. If nothing else, they should hire an Executive Search firm to do the background checks for them.