The New York Mets missed out on George Springer. After acquiring Lindor, are they done this offseason? Also, Philip Rivers retired today. Is he a Hall of Famer? Is he better than Eli Manning? Carlin weighs in.
BBTN: Jess Mendoza on the Mets firing Jared Porter. Plus, Padres manager Jayce Tingler on Snell, Tatis and the Dodgers
Jess Mendoza talks to Buster about the Mets firing Jared Porter for sexually harassing a reporter, the emotions she felt when the story broke, why more women don’t speak up similar situations, the need for structural changes in the sport and her belief that things will be different going forward (6:40). Next, Tim Kurkjian stops by to talk about life as a grandparent, Porter, the Blue Jays signing George Springer, if the Yankees are done making additions, his top five teams right now and the passing of Don Sutton (25:46). Then, Sarah Langs shares her thoughts on the Porter situation and teams under the most pressure to make moves before the season (41:41). Finally, Padres manager Jayce Tingler on when he heard the Blake Snell news, the dynamic between the Padres and Dodgers, how Fernando Tatis Jr. can push himself to be even better and building on the 2020 season (52:55).
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is known as the NBA’s biggest troll. But new Sixers coach Doc Rivers is committed to Embiid as the face of the franchise. And while the star’s stock remains volatile, it’s now trending up. Ramona Shelburne shares insights from her recent reporting and conversations with Embiid. Then, Jeff Passan takes us behind his reporting on New York Mets general manager Jared Porter’s harassment of a female journalist, and what the fallout says about baseball culture.
Larry Hardesty & Gordon Damer discuss the Mets firing their GM, George Springer goes to the Jays and Kyrie returns.
A busy Tuesday as Spain and Fitz discuss Kyrie's return, the divisional round NFL games, Tiger's surgery, the sale of the Atlanta Dream and more. Plus, Mina Kimes on the firing of Mets GM Jared Porter and the story she co-wrote that exposed his behavior, and Dan Orlovsky accepts his "Good Take/Hot Take" MVP award and revisits some of his takes from the NFL season. And, we talk to Giants safety Logan Ryan about his dog charity, whether he's still mad at the Eagles & former teammates Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski advancing to the NFC title game.
Mets president of baseball operations Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he will look to ensure the team does a better job vetting potential hires in the wake of the firing of GM Jared Porter for explicit, unsolicited texts he sent to a reporter in 2016.
Mina Kimes was one of the reporters who broke the Jared Porter story. She joined the show to talk about the importance of trying to protect the victim's anonymity, power dynamics between teams and journalists and much more.
One of the reporters who broke the Jared Porter story, Jeff Passan, joins the guys to discuss the timeline of events that led up to this moment and how important it was to respect the source's anonymity.
Chiney and Golic Jr. discuss why the Durant and Harden pairing has worked for Brooklyn so far before ESPN Baseball Analyst Jessica Mendoza joins the show to discuss the Mets firing GM Jared Porter.
Michael, Don and Peter discuss the day's breaking news regarding Jared Porter being fired by the New York Mets.
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss the firing of the Mets GM and what further action baseball needs to take.
Time to give the people what they want… Jalen & Jacoby discuss how Kyrie Irving fits with Kevin Durant and James Harden, Steph Curry and the Warriors stun Lakers, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies over Suns, and the Mets fire general manager Jared Porter. Plus, undefeated boxing phenom Ryan Garcia stops by the show.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Mets president Sandy Alderson was scheduled to speak with 400 employees today about "vision, mission and values." He postponed that to instead talk about what happened with Jared Porter. Alderson: "When I came here, my goal was to put a good team on the field and change the culture. And we're not gonna be able to do that — change the culture — unless we have a very strict and well-understood approach to these kinds of situations. They're not gonna be tolerated."
Bomani, Domonique and Sarah talk if Brooklyn can balance their superstars before discussing the Mets firing their GM Jared Porter for sending explicit photos and what that says about society as a whole.
Kyrie Irving finally speaks to the media after his absence and Max isn't impressed with his lack of answers. Max is baffled at the Mets former GM for sending inappropriate texts to an employee. Kendrick Perkins stops by and answers if the Nets need Kyrie. Max thinks the Cowboys and Texans should trade QBs. Max tries to explains '2 birds with 1 stone'.
Bart And Hahn discuss the Mets firing newly hired GM Jared Porter due to numerous unsolicited and explicit text messages sent to a female reporter that used to cover MLB before talking where Deshaun Watson will play next season.
Stephen A, Max and Marcus Spears debate if KD and Harden is a championship duo with or without Kyrie, who looks bad in the DeShaun Watson/Texans beef and much more!
The Mets announced that they fired GM Jared Porter on Tuesday, one day after ESPN reported that Porter had sent explicit texts and images to a reporter in 2016.
This Just In
The Mets have fired GM Jared Porter, according to owner Steve Cohen. Cohen tweeted Tuesday that the Mets "have terminated Jared Porter this morning," less than 24 hours after ESPN's Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan reported that Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Cubs.
New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN.
The Padres have acquired right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Pirates in a three-team trade that also involves the Mets.
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