The Mets on Friday named former A’s manager Bob Geren the bench coach to Terry Collins.
“Bob Geren’s experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us,” said Mets Manager Terry Collins. “Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal.”
Geren beat out former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who had strong ties with Collins.
Geren posted a 334-376 record in four and a half years managing the A’s.
The Mets have also begun the process of interviewing first-base coach candidates. The front office has interviewed Minor League infield coordinator Kevin Morgan and outfield coordinator Jack Voigt for the position, according to a source, and expects to add multiple names to its list of candidates in the coming days.
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.