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