With Girardi gone, teams like the Nats and Cubs must find new ways to fill their vacancies, and they're looking for new options.
It won't be easy finding managers who can turn these teams around.
The Nationals suffered a huge setback this season, missing out on the MLB postseason entirely after owning baseball's best record a year ago.
The Cubs, on the other hand, have been basement dwellers for years. It'll take a special manager to get them back on track.
With a crucial managerial search ahead of them, let's look at the top three candidates for the Nationals and Cubs.