A phone rings in Los Angeles. BOB GEREN: Hello, you’ve reached Bob Geren of the Los Angeles Dodgers. TERRY COLLINS: Bobby baby! GEREN: Who’s this? COLLINS: It’s Terry Collins, your old skipper, dangnabbit! GEREN: Oh, hey, Terry. It’s been a while. What can I do for you? COLLINS: I need you, Bob! I’m dying out here. You have to make out the lineup for me, like old times...
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Dodger bench coach Bob Geren rides his bike from Pasadena to Dodger Stadium (and then in Dodger Stadium) before almost every home game. SportsNet LA has a fun time telling the story in the video above. It’s also a good reminder that, if you can handle the final uphill climb, cycling is one of the alternate […]
Via Dodgers Insider
May 20, 2016
After failing to land the Los Angeles Dodgers' managerial position, Bob Geren has signed on to become the team's next bench coach, an opportunity he says he couldn't turn down.The 54-year-old served as bench coach of the New York Mets for the past four seasons, but knew that Los Angeles was where he needed to be."This is the first time I'll be close to home," Geren said, via MLB...
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have retained pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on new manager Dave Roberts' coaching staff. The Dodgers announced Roberts' first coaching staff Thursday. Former Oakland manager Bob Geren is the Dodgers' new bench coach, and Turner Ward is their hitting coach. Honeycutt will return for his 11th season under his fourth manager in Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
December 17, 2015 | Discuss
NEW YORK (AP) Dick Scott is succeeding Bob Geren as the New York Mets' bench coach. The Mets announced Scott's new assignment Wednesday. He was the Mets' minor league field coordinator from 2011-12 and had been the team's director of player development since then. Scott spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues and played in three games with Oakland in 1989. He earned manager of...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015 | Discuss
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the New York Mets will be filling the bench coach spot vacated by Bob Geren from a group of four internal candidates. Geren left the Mets last week to take a similar position as bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The potential candidates for a promotion to the major league staff include pitching rehab coordinator Jon Debus, minor-league...
If experience matters, Mets bench coach Bob Geren could have a leg up on the open managerial job for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Geren, who the Mets granted permission last week to pursue the job formerly held by Don Mattingly, had his interview with the Dodgers according to Marc Carig of Newsday. His competition for the job at this point are Gabe Kapler, Dave Roberts and Darin Erstad...
LOS ANGELES -- New York Mets bench coach Bob Geren has joined the list of candidates for the Los Angeles Dodgers' managerial job.Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the club had given the Dodgers permission to speak to Geren, who previously managed the Oakland Athletics when current Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi was with the team.Geren has worked in New York for four...
Via Associated Press
November 04, 2015 | Discuss
According to ESPN LA’s Mark Saxon, the Dodgers are reportedly interested in Mets bench coach Bob Geren for their open managerial position. As Saxon noted, Geren has worked with current GM Farhan Zaidi in Oakland, where Geren was the manager and Zaidi worked with Billy Beane in the front office. Geren, 54, managed Oakland from 2007 until 2011, when he was fired mid-season. He...
When the Mets renewed Terry Collins‘ contract at the end of September once the season had concluded, it was also announced that the entire coaching staff would return as well. This announcement didn’t come as a huge shock, but it was conceivable due to the fact that the crew has been the same since the start of the 2012 campaign. There has been criticism, praise, doubt, hopefulness...
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