Originally written October 14, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
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According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets have hired Bob Geren to be Terry Collins’ bench coach. Geren replaces Ken Oberkfell as the new bench coach. Heyman says that Geren had ties to Alderson, DePodesta and Ricciardi. Doesn’t sound like it was Collins’ choice for his right-hand man. Adam Rubin says not so fast… Bob Geren almost definitely will be guy, but Mets still will talk to one more candidate. Original Post 10/13 According to baseball officials who requested anonymity because the club had not made any public pronouncements the Mets are making progress in its search for a bench coach, writes Andy McCullough. Former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman interviewed on Tuesday, while former Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren is expected to interview today. Despite what you may have read or heard, Larry Bowa is not considered a candidate. As we reported here last week, Bowa has taken some veiled shots at the Mets in recent weeks and considering his opposition to sabermetri...
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