I figured I'd make some suggestions, in no particular order, after the jump.
- Proven winner, especially in New York. Won two World Series here, one as a player and one as a manager.
- Former Met player.
- Well-regarded. Often mentioned in the same breath as Joe Torre, as a guy who could make the Hall on a combined player + manager platform. Also has had his number retired by at least one team.
- Once talked a suicidal player into not killing himself. Now that is gangsta.
- Managerial career in Washington was less-than stellar, putting up a .420 winning percentage over five seasons.
- Won the division with four different teams, including a NY team (Yankees).
- Born four years after Hodges.
- Never took no sh*t from Steinbrenner.
- No NL managerial experience -- can he handle the double switch?
- Widely considered a Yankee; has no Mets ties.
- Is also dead.
- Lots of experience with a rag-team team.
- Doesn't care if his pitching staff throws like girls.
- Can handle punk kids who think talent alone will get them places.
- May manage his alcohol consumption worse than Wally Backman does.
- Couldn't beat the Yankees.
- Is a fictional character.
- The actor who portrays him is dead.
- Also has lots of experience with a rag-tag team of veterans and AAAA types.
- Creative motivator.
- Charlie Sheen is more f*cked up than Ollie Perez.
- Beat the Yankees when it counted.
- No one wants to see Jeff Wilpon (or Saul Katz, yuck!) naked.
- Is also a fictional character.
- The actor who portrayed him is also dead, but let's face it, James Woods would be an adequate replacement at worst.
Obi Wan Kenobi
- Could probably get some Rebel medic to fix Carlos Beltran's knee.
- How freaking awesome would it be to see David Wright yield a lightsaber!!!!!
- That practice orb thing they used is nastier than an R.A. Dickey knuckleball.
- Unlike that Darth Vader guy, so obviously not a Yankee fan.
- No MLB experience.
- Unlike Vader, would not force-choke K-Rod.
- We'd get the Ewen McGregor version.