Dodgers: Bob Geren Will Not Manage the San Francisco Giants
Some good news came out of the Giants’ media today — for the Dodgers — as it was announced that Bob Geren, the current bench coach for Los Angeles, was not named a finalist to fill the San Francisco Giants’ managerial vacancy.
No doubt Geren wanted the managerial gig, but it does mean that there is a really strong chance that he returns to the Dodgers to continue his duties as a bench coach in 2020. Under the direction of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, the former Oakland A’s manager has thrived.
The players love him and he seems to always command respect in the clubhouse. It would be huge if the Dodgers keep him next season considering their roster is poised to get a lot younger with the departures of Russell Martin, David Freese, Rich Hill, and possibly Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Heard the #SFGiants are down to a final 3 in their manager derby. There’s likely to be a final round of interviews next week. Pedro Grifol, Joe Espada and Gabe Kapler are among those not known to have been eliminated. @PavlovicNBCS identified those 3 as the likely final 3
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 1, 2019
Instead of Geren, the Giants have opted to move further with three finalists for the position with former Dodgers scouting director Gabe Kapler being amongst the group.
At this point in time, expectations are that Geren will be returning to his post as bench coach which is undoubtedly good news for the Dodgers. Geren has been praised in the past by former Mets GM Sandy Alderson for his strong understanding of advanced statistics and analytical baseball. With the way the Dodgers operate, they need him or someone of his ilk to maintain the bench coach job.
Good to hear Bob Geren is coming back like I said before would preferred Geren being the manager for the LA Dodgers instead of Dave Roberts. I believe if Geren was given the chance to manage this team with this caliber of talented players that this team had since 2017 would we won it all in 2017?
2017 through 2019 there were / are approximately 18 MLB managerial openings and Geren is still looking. If he is so great one would think that Zaidi for sure would grab him from the Dodgers, but instead is still considering Kapler who was horrible as the Phillies on-field leader.
Remember that Gabe Kapler once worked for the Dodgers and was in the running to be the man, however, Dave Roberts came onto the scene and Kapler did a class thing and withdrew his name from consideration. Not too many people do that!
Gabe Kapler was not in a good place with all those primadonna’s in Philly.
He will be a good manager if Zaidi works with him as a team. So good for the Dodgers, that the Roberts led Dodgers will run circles around SF.
Go Dodger Blue
No one ever mentions why Geren wants out. It’s understandable that he would want to manage as he surely is qualified. Hopefully, he will stay on board so the next time ” Which is inevitable” Roberts makes a costly season altering mistake, Geren will be here to be the Dodgers next manager. So please stay Geren!!!!
Sooo…AJ Hinch threw away the opportunity to WIN a World Series for his team…as only he could make the decision to bring in Cole in the 7th inning with a LEAD and 9 outs to get. He CHOSE to manage the game like a game in June, July or September.
He likely will never get that opportunity again, as they are rare and valuable.
Andrew Friedman has had a similar opportunity, several times….who can lead my team to a title?
He made a change once(Mattingly>Roberts).
It did not work out.
He has not made the decision again…and will pay the same price as Hinch.
The Hollywood Dodgers are great at winning regular season games…but they need a great manager(with a sense of urgency) to lead them to a WS title. Roberts is not that guy…3 really good opportunities have been pissed away!
Friedman is not that guy…either. Check his track record!
Sad…except for the other 29 MLB teams!
Bill, a SFGiants lifelong fan
HE IS a good bench coach glad the dodgers are keeping him