Mets Fire Zack Scott two months after his arrest| Today Headlines
Mets Fire Zack Scott two months after his arrest
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Zack Scott is the last Mets executive to leave the team under a dark cloud. Scott was fired by the Mets on Monday, two months after being put on administrative leave, according to a baseball executive who had been briefed on the matter but could not speak publicly about it.
SNY, the Mets television network, reported the news first.
After many years in the Boston Red Sox organization, Scott was hired by the Mets in December as an assistant general manager. He was promoted to acting chief executive after Jared Porter was fired from his post in January over allegations he sexually harassed a journalist.
Scott oversaw a team that won just 77 games and sacked manager Luis Rojas shortly after the end of the season. But Scott’s position in the organization had become untenable after his arrest in White Plains, NY, for impaired driving. This case is still pending.
Following Scott’s suspension, Sandy Alderson, the team president, stepped in to fill the role of general manager, but the team is looking to hire a permanent president of baseball operations so Alderson can step down in a role. larger as an advisor to the team. owner, Steven Cohen.
The team have so far failed to land any of the well-known targets for the post of president, like Theo Epstein and Billy Beane.
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