By: Michael Ganci

Jared Porter: Learning more about the new Mets general manager

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First of all, in times like this, I rely on people smarter than myself to provide examples. Prior to this process, I had never heard of Jared Porter. Despite that, he’s well known around baseball circles, and the reviews of the Mets’ choice have been overwhelmingly positive.

It’s interesting, because it’s not customary for teams to make offseason moves without a general manager in place, but that’s exactly what the Mets have done thus far, adding names like Trevor May, James McCann, Trevor Hildenberger, Sam McWilliams and old friend Jerry Blevins to the mix.

And they are far from done. There’s still rumblings about the Cleveland Indians trading Francisco Lindor, and I think the Mets can build a deal around one of Amed Rosario/Andres Gimenez, one of Brandon Nimmo/JD Davis and a mid level prospect, such as Thomas Szapucki. The Mets would have to make a deal contingent on Lindor signing an extension, which would undoubtedly be one of the richest in baseball history.

The Mets have competition though, and I think their biggest threat is the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have a stacked farm system, so if that’s the route the Indians want to go, it could be tough to compete with. The Mets could also simply wait until free agency, but there’s no guarantee Lindor gets there if he’s traded elsewhere and signs an extension. The only thing we know for sure is that he does not want to sign an extension with Cleveland.

My guess? Lindor gets traded to Toronto and Amed Rosario is the opening day shortstop. If the Mets add George Springer, that’s hardly a terrible lineup. If the National League has a DH, it could look something like this.

  1. 2B McNeil
  2. CF Springer
  3. RF Conforto
  4. DH Alonso
  5. 1B Smith
  6. 3B Davis
  7. C McCann
  8. SS Rosario
  9. LF Nimmo

Not to shabby!

For more on Jared Porter, check out the following stories:

ESPN: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30505041/sources-new-york-mets-working-hire-arizona-diamondbacks-jared-porter-gm

NY Post: https://nypost.com/2020/12/12/mets-hiring-jared-porter-as-next-general-manager/

Metsmerized: https://metsmerizedonline.com/2020/12/reaction-to-jared-porters-hiring-seems-universally-positive.html/

Yahoo: https://sports.yahoo.com/5-things-list-mets-gm-232055152.html

The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/2257043/2020/12/12/mets-gm-jared-porter/

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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