Report: Mets finalizing hiring of Diamondbacks' Jared Porter as GM

In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, the New York Mets logo is seen on Brandon Nimmo's sleeve as he prepares for an at-bat during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. (Patrick Semansky / AP)

The New York Mets are finalizing an agreement with Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general manager Jared Porter to be their new GM, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Former GM Brodie Van Wagenen and many of his top aides were fired last month shortly after hedge fund manager Steve Cohen completed his $2.4 billion purchase of the team.

New York went 26-34 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign and missed the expanded playoffs.

Porter was hired as AGM in Arizona in 2016 after working in the front office of the Chicago Cubs, with whom he won the World Series. He previously had a nine-year run with the Boston Red Sox, capturing titles in '04, '07 and '13.

With files from The Associated Press.

When submitting content, please abide by our  submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.