Early Thursday, the Dodgers announced they had parted ways with manager Don Mattingly.
The Dodgers have begun their search for a new manager, and among the names being mentioned in their search is current Mets bench coach Bob Geren, according to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.
Geren has been alongside Terry Collins since the 2012 season. He previously managed the Oakland A’s from 2007-2011 and played for the Yankees from 1988-1993 as well as the Padres in 1993.
Geren is the statistician among the coaches on the staff, and a student of advanced metrics who provides meaningful data to Terry Collins in-game.
He lives in California during the off-season, so logistically a move to the west coast would make a lot of sense for him. Of course, if Geren were to leave, the Mets would be losing one of the great, underrated minds as well as an outstanding catching coach for both Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud.
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[…] Geren is the current Mets bench coach, and he’s a five-year MLB veteran as a catcher, and he managed the A’s from 2007-11. That means Geren managed the Athletics while Zaidi was in the front office, and for the Mets he’s the analytics guy in the dugout. […]