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The Mets are unexpectedly without a general manager after firing the recently installed Jared Porter on Tuesday, but they will not hire a near-term replacement, president Sandy Alderson told Bob Nightengale of USA Today and other reporters. They’ll instead wait until next offseason, per Nightengale.

“I’m very confident in the group that we have that we can move forward and move forward effectively,” Alderson said (via Tim Britton of The Athletic).

Porter was one of several candidates Alderson and the Mets interviewed for their GM job earlier this winter, and the former Red Sox, Cubs and Diamondbacks executive seemed like a logical and qualified pick at the time. However, the Mets let Porter go when it was revealed that he sent unsolicited, explicit message to a female reporter when he was with the Cubs in 2016.

Now that Porter is gone, Alderson will continue leading the Mets’ baseball operations for the foreseeable future. He was the Mets’ GM from 2010-18. Alderson spent 2019-20 with the A’s organization, but new Mets owner Steve Cohen placed him back at the helm of their front office earlier this offseason.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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