Mets Oust Minaya, Manuel

They have the fifth highest payroll in baseball and a still-smells-new, two-year-old stadium. But after their second straight losing season, the Mets won't have Manager Jerry Manuel and General Manager Omar Minaya at the helm anymore.

"We said at the beginning of this season and the end of last season that we were going to give Omar and Jerry a chance," said Mets' chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. "That chance, as I've consistently said, would be the entire season. And, you know, we're in a results business in a results town, and the results were not there."

Wilpon says a search is underway for a new GM, who will work with the team to hire a new manager. The Mets finished the 2010 season with 79 wins and 83 losses. They haven't been to the playoffs since 2006, when they came within a game of going to the World Series.