November 19, 2010
As soon as the regular season ended, the New York Mets began cleaning house by firing their manager Jerry Manuel and General Manager Manny Minaya. Diamondbacks fans may be shocked to learn that the Mets are relying heavily on former Arizona employees during their search.
Before the Mets hired Sandy Alderson as their General Manager, it was down to him and former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes. In the end New York went with Alderson though several within the front office came away impressed with the interviews Byrnes gave. Perhaps Byrnes learned a little from his tenure with the Diamondbacks and did not come off quite as arrogant as he was charged with when he worked in Phoenix.