Bob Geren not among the finalists for the Dodgers managerial opening
Mets bench coach Bob Geren was among the nine candidates to interview for the Dodgers managerial opening.
However, according to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, Geren is not among the finalists for the job.
Bud Black, Gabe Kepler, Kirk Gibson and Dave Roberts are the four who made the cut instead.
While he was clearly interested in the role, this could prove to be a blessing for the Mets, as he’s one of the most underrated people in the organization today.
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.
Geren along with all of the other coaches have been invited to return to the Mets in 2016.