The New York Mets cleaned house Monday, officially parting ways with manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya.
After finishing the season with a disappointing 79-83 record, a whopping 18 games behind the first-place Phillies in the National League East, the writing was on the wall for both men.
Now, in need of new leadership at the top, the Mets suddenly face the prospect of rebuilding from the farm system all the way up to the major league level.
They also might be forced to resort to plan B, with a growing reputation of being one of the more unsettled organizations in all of baseball.
Here’s a look at 10 reasons the Mets will have a difficult time luring an experienced manager and general manager to begin picking up the pieces next season: