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ESPN's Jeff Passan, radio host Craig Carton feud over Jared Porter story

Carton has been highly critical this week of the way ESPN handled its bombshell story about former New York Mets general manager Jared Porter.

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New York Mets are interested in Enrique Hernandez, but they have competition

As the New York Mets keep looking for a guy capable of being a good defender in center field, one name has appeared on the team’s radar in the last few hours.

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George Springer will sign with the Blue Jays, now what?

Late on Tuesday night, several media outlets reported that the Toronto Blue Jays had agreed to terms with free agent center fielder George Springer on a six-year, $150 million contract, filling a huge void in their outfield and giving them the star-power they needed to make noise in the AL East.

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Lukas Vlahos

Grading the Mets’ trade for Joey Lucchesi

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Lucchesi is a cheap acquisition who adds much-needed rotation depth.

Though it was immediately overshadowed by disgusting revelations about the team’s now-former general manager, the Mets did make a notable trade Monday, acquiring Joey Lucchesi from San Diego. The meat-and-potatoes of the deal involved Joe Musgrove heading to the Padres for a handful of prospects, but the Mets were able to jump in and snag a cheap starter with major league experience in exchange...

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Where the Mets can turn for outfield help after Blue Jays’ signing of George Springer

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Springer is off the board, but the Mets can still bring in help in free agency.

With the news late last night that George Springer and the Blue Jays had reached an agreement on a six-year, $150 million deal, the 31-year-old who had been one of the Mets’ targets this offseason is officially going elsewhere. The Mets have still improved dramatically since the offseason began, in large part because they traded for one of the very best players...

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Mets Morning News for January 20, 2021

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Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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After ESPN’s Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan reported on Monday night that now former Mets GM Jared Porter had sexually harassed a former reporter while he was with the Cubs, the Mets fired Porter early Tuesday morning. In a tweet shortly after 8:00, owner Steve Cohen announced the firing, writing “There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior”....

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Brian Salvatore

Recap of Sandy Alderson’s press conference on the firing of Jared Porter

The club president answered questions about his former general manager.

Not quite 18 hours after the story broke, Sandy Alderson addressed the New York media about the sexual harassment complaint brought against now former Mets general manager Jared Porter. Porter’s dismissal was made public this morning just after 8am when owner Steve Cohen tweeted the news, followed shortly by a statement by Alderson.

The timeline, according to Alderson, started with a 5:30pm phone call yesterday from...

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New York Mets won’t hire a new general manager in the short-term after Porter’s dismissal

The New York Mets had to deal with an unexpected situation on Tuesday. Late on Monday night, ESPN ran an article detailing offensive, sexually-explicit messages and pictures that the now-former general manager Jared Porter sent to a female reporter back when he was with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.

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Sandy Alderson: Mets won’t hire new GM this offseason

Alderson will continue leading the Mets’ baseball operations for the foreseeable future. He was the Mets’ GM from 2010-18.

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Mets Won't Hire Jared Porter's GM Replacement Until After 2021 Season

New York Mets team president Sandy Alderson addressed the circumstances that preceded the firing of general manager Jared Porter and announced the team doesn't intend to hire a replacement until next offseason...

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An APOTO roundtable on the Mets’ firing of Jared Porter

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The co-hosts of our APOTO podcast, all of whom are women, react to Porter’s actions and the Mets’ firing of him.

Linda: Baseball has a serious culture problem. We’ve seen it. We’ve acknowledged it and yet nothing changes. Porter is the latest flashing light on the marquee advertising “there is no place for you here.” This whole offseason has been reporters bemoaning the fact they have to vote for Omar Vizquel despite the fact he...

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Report: MLB Planning to Investigate Ex-Mets GM Jared Porter over Explicit Texts

Major League Baseball reportedly is planning to investigate former New York Mets general manager Jared Porter 's harassment of a female reporter in 2016 when he was the Chicago Cubs ' director of pro scouting...

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Mets fire GM Jared Porter

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Porter was accused of sexual harassment by a former reporter.

After ESPN reported late last night that Mets GM Jared Porter had been accused of sexual harassment and had acknowledged sending explicit images and to a female reporter in 2016, the Mets have terminated him per a tweet from Steve Cohen this morning.

We have terminated Jared Porter this morning . In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it.There...

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Mets fire GM Jared Porter amid harassment scandal

Porter’s tenure lasted all of 37 days, marking the second consecutive winter in which the Mets have hired and fired a key organizational leader within mere weeks.

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Mets GM Jared Porter fired amid harassment scandal

Porter, 41, was working in the Cubs’ front office at the time of the lewd texting. He joined the Diamondbacks after the 2016 season, and he was hired by the Mets in December as their new general manager.

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New York Mets fire general manager Jared Porter: He sent unsolicited lewd photos to female reporter in 2016

The New York Mets fired their general manager Jared Porter amid a sexual harassment scandal involving a reporter back in 2016. At the time, he had an executive position with the Chicago Cubs.

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Mets fire GM Jared Porter for sending lewd texts, pictures to reporter

Porter had only been with the Mets for a little over a month, as he was hired on Dec. 13 and said that he planned to help bring a "cultural shift" to the organization.

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Undoubtedly The Right Move To Fire Jared Porter Quickly

Just after the one year anniversary of Carlos Beltran’s sudden firing, the New York Mets fired Jared Porter immediately after his disgusting and inappropriate messages/images to a former female journalist.

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Where Joey Lucchesi Fits On The Pitching Staff

The New York Mets made a surprise move by jumping in the trade between the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates. Left-handed starter Joey Lucchesi joins the Mets rotation as another quality depth piece to hold the fort until Noah Syndergaard returns.

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Breaking Jared Porter Mets general manager fired

According to new owner Steven Cohen, the New York Mets general manager Jared Porter has been fired this morning. Porter reportedly admits sending explicit texts to a female reporter.

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