Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Mets bench coach Bob Geren has interviewed with the Dodgers for their open managerial position. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register also reports that Darin Erstad interviewed with the Dodgers late last week. Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts are considered the favorites at the moment.
Geren, 54, managed the Athletics over five seasons between 2007-11, leading them to an overall 334-376 record. He was let go 63 games into the 2011 season. Since 2012, Geren has been with the Mets as a third base coach and a bench coach. Among the four candidates mentioned, Geren is the only one with prior managing experience at the major league level.
The Dodgers are also considering Kirk Gibson, Dave Martinez, Bud Black as potential successors to Don Mattingly, now the Marlins’ skipper.