NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have fired manager Jerry
Manuel and relieved general manager Omar Minaya of his duties, an
expected shake-up of the big-spending ballclub after it completed
its second straight losing season.
The Mets say a search is under way for a new GM, who will work
with the team to hire a new manager.
Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says the team is "extremely
disappointed in this year's results and the failures of the past
The Mets went 79-83 in Manuel's second full season as manager.
Promoted from bench coach after the midnight firing of Willie
Randolph in June 2008, he has an overall record of 204-213.
Manuel is the seventh manager this season to lose his job.