With the MLB lockout in full swing, player movement is frozen. At least at the major league level. But minor league activity and organizational moves are still allowed and, in this case, that’s bad news for the Dodgers.
The New York Mets are in the process of interviewing well regarded baseball people for their open managerial job. Last week, we learned that the club was planning on speaking to current Dodger coaches Bob Geren and Clayton McCullough. Now it seems that the pair have made it past the first round of interviews.
Mets first round of interviews are over now. Six known candidates: Showalter, Ausmus, Geren, Espada, Quatraro, McCullough. Callbacks for final interviews will be scheduled for next week.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 10, 2021
Bench coach Bob Geren has been Dave Roberts’ right-hand man since Doc was hired ahead of the 2016 season. McCullough just finished his first season as LA’s first base coach after spending the previous few seasons as the minor league coordinator for the organization.
For some, this is looked at as a potential opportunity to get a fresh voice in the ear of Dave Roberts. Particularly if Geren ends up offered the job. But in reality, it would be a massive loss for the club. Geren has added an experienced voice next to Doc for the last 6 seasons — something that cannot be overlooked when considering that Doc had no managing experience when he was hired in LA.
The next step in the interview process for the Mets job is a meeting with team owner Steve Cohen and are expected to happen this week.
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