Bob Geren interviewed for Dodgers managerial opening
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.
And on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said Geren will indeed interview with the Dodgers for their managerial opening.
That interview has taken place, according to Marc Carig of Newsday, although it’s unknown if Geren will be among the group which will receive a second interview.
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.
Sandy Alderson confirmed last week the Dodgers asked and were granted permission to interview the Mets bench coach, but said Geren and the rest of the coaches were asked to return in 2016.