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Why Bob Geren couldn't turn down being Dodgers bench coach

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...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Get to know the Dodgers' new coaching staff

The Los Angeles Dodgers made new manager Dave Roberts' coaching staff for 2016 official on Thursday, and there were be plenty of new faces in the Dodgers' dugout next season.The only incumbent members on Roberts' staff are pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and catching instructor Steve Yeager.So, who are the new coaches who will call Dodger Stadium home next season?Bob Geren (bench coach...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers manager Roberts retains Honeycutt on coaching staff

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

Dick Scott succeeds Bob Geren as New York Mets' bench coach

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

Rubin: Four Internal Candidates To Replace Geren On Coaching Staff

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN: Bob Geren Will Be A Candidate For Dodger Managerial Position

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing Mets’ Coaching Moves

The Mets are nearly done with their major league coaching staff, bringing back pitching coach Dan Warthen, bench coach Bob Geren, third base coach Tim Teufel, first base coach Tom Goodwin and bullpen coach Ricky Bones are staying. Reassigned elsewhere in the organization are hitting coaches Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera, as somebody had to fall on the sword for the offense’s woeful...
Via New York Mets Report
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Instruct D’Arnaud Not To Block Plate

Travis d’Arnaud told reporters that regardless of what rule goes into effect regarding blocking the plate, Mets personnel have instructed him today that he is to stand in fair territory and give base runners the whole plate. The rule, which is not official yet, is to allow runners a lane to part of the plate so as to avoid contact and collisions with the catcher. Mets bench coach...
Via New York Mets Report
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon Further Review: The Mets Coaching Staff

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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