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Former A’s Skipper Looking Like Mets’ Choice as Bench Coach

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Mets leaning to Bob Geren as bench coach: Wide open for 1st Base Coach.

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It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

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Martino: Teams have not requested permission to interview Ricciardi or DePodesta

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Mets hire former A's manager Geren as bench coach

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Ex-A's skipper Geren hired as Mets bench coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Geren hired as Mets bench coach (AP)

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics. Geren replaces Chip Hale, who became Oakland's bench coach last week. In four-plus seasons with the A's, Geren was 334-376, including 27-36 this year before he was fired on June 9.

Riggleman, Geren only candidates for bench coach

According to multiple reports, the Mets were expected to interview Jim Riggleman for their vacant bench coach position later today. Also, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says Bob Geren was to interview for the opening as well. Last week, while the New York Post said Bowa was a candidate, a team source told ESPN New York yesterday that Bowa is not likely to be in the mix.
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