Sandy Alderson explains Mets' decision to move on from Zack Scott following DUI arrest

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Zack Scott at Citi FIeld in front of orange wall in June 2021
Zack Scott at Citi FIeld in front of orange wall in June 2021

On Tuesday at the GM Meetings, Mets president Sandy Alderson explained the decision to move on from acting GM Zack Scott.

The Mets moved on from Scott earlier this month, following Scott's arrest in August on suspicion of DUI and his placement on administrative leave by the team.

Scott has his next court date on Dec. 8.

"Just the general uncertainty around the situation that he faced, and not knowing how that uncertainty would be resolved in December," Alderson said about the decision to not retain Scott. "I think we felt that it was just best for us and potentially for him as well that we made that decision. I've talked to him, wished him well. He's a good man."

Asked if Scott could return to the organization if there was a positive outcome following his next court date, Alderson said no.

Alderson added that he felt Scott did an "excellent job" for the Mets when he was acting as GM.

Before his arrest, Scott had been a candidate to be named the full-time GM.

Scott took over for Jared Porter, who was fired in January shortly after being hired as GM after it was revealed that Porter sent unwanted, sexually explicit text messages to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.