Over the last week, we learned that Dodgers coaches Bob Geren and Clayton McCullough were under consideration for the open managerial role with the Mets. Now, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, it seems that is no longer the case.
Buck Showalter and Joe Espada are two of the finalists for the Mets managerial job. There is believed to be a 3rd finalist as well. Owner Steve Cohen will now enter the interview process. @Joelsherman1 and @KenDavidoff on it
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 12, 2021
Both Geren, LA’s bench coach since 2016, and McCullough, who joined the major league staff as first base coach last season, made it through to the second round of interviews with New York Mets’ owner Steve Cohen. Heyman’s report says it’s now down to Joe Espada and Buck Showalter for the gig.
Notably, former Dodger right-hander Max Scherzer is reportedly said that his preference is Showalter in NYC. Seemingly so he can eventually throw him under the bus.
So, as Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman mentioned in October, it looks like all of LA’s coaching staff will remain intact for the 2022 season.