Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

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If experience matters, Mets bench coach Bob Geren could have a leg up on the open managerial job for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Geren, who the Mets granted permission last week to pursue the job formerly held by Don Mattingly, had his interview with the Dodgers according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

His competition for the job at this point are Gabe Kapler, Dave Roberts and Darin Erstad, neither of whom have any managerial experience at the big league level. Also, Geren worked with new Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi when both were with the A’s.

The 54-year old Geren, managed the Oakland Athletics between 2007-11 prior to joining the Mets coaching staff in 2012. He was fired half way through the 2011 season.

Mattingly was hired by the Miami Marlins shortly after parting ways with the Dodgers, who are now preparing for another round of interviews that could include Kirk Gibson and Bud Black.

If you’re wondering who would be the Mets bench coach if Geren were to get the job, it’s not clear who his replacement would be. But I doubt they’d turn to Wally Backman. I know that’s what you were thinking…

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