Mets will interview Bob Geren for manager vacancy

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The Mets’ managerial pursuit will include a link to the team’s 2015 National League Championship.

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Bob Geren, a former bench coach at Queens under manager Terry Collins who has spent the past six seasons as a top lieutenant with Dave Roberts’ Dodgers, will be interviewed for the Mets’ managerial opening this week, an industry source said on Tuesday. to be confirmed. SNY first reported the Mets’ interest in Garren.

Garen, 60, has previous major league management experience with Oakland – he was manager from 2007-11. He became the Mets bench coach the following year. After the 2015 season, which ended with the Mets losing to the Royals in the World Series, Garren was a finalist for the Dodgers’ managerial opening (which went to Roberts) before accepting an offer to become bench coach from the club. . Geren cited his departure from the Mets as an opportunity to return to his Southern California roots.

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With the Dodgers he has been part of three pennant winners and one World Series championship in 2020.

The Mets will be interviewing Bob Geren, seen here with the team in 2014, for their manager vacancy.
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The Mets’ nominee list also includes Buck Showalter, Brad Osmus, Joe Espada, Matt Quattraro and Don Kelly. Mets general manager Billy Appler began interviewing candidates Monday. Team owner Steve Cohen is expected to meet the finalists.

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Garen, a former catcher, played for the Yankees and Padres during a major league career spanning 1988–93. Following his playing career, he managed the minor leagues for the Red Sox and Athletics before joining the major league coaching staff and becoming manager prior to the 2007 season. Athletics finished second during his tenure in 2010. But due to team conflicts, he was fired in the middle of the next season. His overall record with athletics was 334–376.

It was Mets president Sandy Alderson (then the team’s GM) who appointed Garren as bench coach under Collins to bring a more analytical approach to the dugout. Garren’s duties with the Mets also included working with catcher Travis D’Arnaud, who was acquired along with Noah Syndergaard in a trade with the Blue Jays for RA Dickey.

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