Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Great Scott! Mets Have New General Manager


Tools of the trade in the Mets dugout. Photo by Jason Schott.

Just one week after the Mets had to unexpectedly dismiss Jared Porter as their general manager, they have named his replacement, and didn't have to go too far to find him.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Mets promoted Zack Scott - who joined the club on December 23 to be their Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager - to serve as the acting General Manager beginning immediately.

Scott, 43, has been with the Boston Red Sox since for the past 17 years, so like Porter, a protege of Theo Epstein. For the past two seasons, he was Boston's Assistant General Manager, where he oversaw the team's analytics baseball systems and advance and professional baseball scouting departments.

In 2004, Scott joined the Red Sox as an intern, then was an assistant the following season, and worked as the Assistant Director, Baseball Operations for six seasons.

In providing decision support to Boston's leadership team in all areas of the operation, Scott was deeply involved in the analytics and systems departments. Prior to his promotion, he served as the Vice President, Baseball Research and Development and worked five years as the Director, Major League Operations. In that role, he assisted senior baseball leadership in several aspects, including Major League roster construction, payroll management, player acquisition, contract analysis, and coordinated the department's statistical analysis.

Mets President Sandy Alderson said of Scott in a statement, "Zack has plenty of championship experience to draw upon. He has been an integral part of our decision-making processes since his arrival. The entire baseball operations staff, including myself, will continue to work collaboratively."

Alderson, in saying he has "championship experience," was referring to the fact that Scott was part of the Red Sox organization in some capacity for all four of their World Series titles, in 2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018.

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