Well, the New York Mets still need a general manager. As you likely know by now, the team fired Jared Porter after ESPN revealed that he had sent a number of creepy, unwanted texts to a female reporter.
Porter was just hired by new team owner Steve Cohen last month. So Cohen will now have to find someone new this month. Or at least sometime soon.
Who might be in the running?
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, all you really need to do is take a look at some candidates that Porter beat out for the job.
Puma’s list includes new Mets analytics guru Zack Scott, longtime Mets assistant GM John Ricco, San Francisco Giants special assistant J.P. Ricciardi and former Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill.
Ricciardi and Hill were known finalists for the position. Whomever they choose, the Mets probably want to act quickly.
“Team president Sandy Alderson’s options for filling the spot could be limited, with less than a month before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training,” Puma noted.
The Mets are also likely to receive a multitude of applications for the position, perhaps from some high-profile names. This time, though, you can be sure that they will conduct thorough background checks on all of them.