Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dunce Cap Award: Jared Porter

 For the 2nd straight year, the Mets have to make a change before spring training begins.

Last year, they were forced to dismiss former star Carlos Beltran as manager because of his involvement in the 2017 Houston Astros sign stealing scandal.

This year, a barely fresh out of the box GM gets the heave-ho, all because it came out in the wash that he pulled a Brett Favre stunt with a reporter.

And if you don't know what that means, well.....!

Jared Porter, whose previous ports of call have been with Boston, Arizona, and the Chicago Cubs, was fired earlier this morning by owner Steve Cohen after it got out that Porter had sent dozens of messages to a reporter who'd emigrated from a foreign country. He was smitten, and couldn't get over her turning him down.

Yes, there was sexting involved, including a certain body part that should never be seen in public.

"What was I thinking?"

It was a similar case that ran Brett Favre out of New York after 1 season as the Jests' quarterback, and he finished his career in Minnesota.

"Uh, don't you think he should be reading, ah, uh, what's his name?"

You mean Santayana, right, Mortimer? Exactly!! Seems to me Porter either doesn't follow football, or doesn't know anything about New York sports history outside of baseball.

Now, with spring training a month away, the Mets have to look for a new GM all over again. Former GM Sandy Alderson is the President this time, and has to resume the vetting process to find someone who is 1) a capable, competent executive, and 2) free of scandal.

Meanwhile, Jared Porter is this week's Dunce Cap winner. Enough said.

Update, 8:00 pm (ET): Here is the official statement of Mets President Sandy Alderson:

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