Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 6/30/14
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In looking into Bob Geren there appear to be a lot of red flags, after his departure from Oakland several players both past and present lambasted him for his use of pitchers and communication skills.  When ever anyone is fired their detractors come out of the woodwork, but it's unusual to see this much venom; Willie, Jerry and Arte never got blasted like this.

Of course, it is only the bench coach position and how much influence do they truly have over the club.  I know they need a new catching coach ( Geren being a former catcher) but maybe if Geren comes aboard it should be as the 1B coach. 

Tensions between now-former A's manager Bob Geren and his players have existed for years, sources told ESPN.com. The manager created a culture of fear where if a player made one mistake, a second chance could be fleeting. Former player Mike Sweeney was released in 2008 a day after he made an impassioned speech on the team bus, grabbing the microphone and telling teammates that baseball was meant to be fun and that they were "being held captive, and the inmates need to run the prison!" source ESPN


The A's trouble surfaced when Brian Fuentes blasted Geren following a tough loss at Anaheim. The veteran reliever accused Geren of handling him poorly and said he had "zero communication" with the manager. The next day, former A's closer Huston Street told the San Francisco Chronicle that Geren was the "least favorite person I have ever encountered in sports from age 6 to 27." source Sporting News

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