According to reports on the search for the next Dodgers manager, Mets bench coach Bob Geren will be one of those considered.
The new Los Angeles manager would replace Don Mattingly, who led the team since 2011 and parted ways with the team shortly after the Dodgers were eliminated by the Mets in Game 5 of this year's NLDS.
Name I'm hearing will be in the mix for the #Dodgers managerial opening: Bob Geren, Mets bench coach. Worked with GM Farhan Zaidi in Oakland— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) October 22, 2015
Geren was also with the Mets from 2011; he's been the only bench coach under Terry Collins. A former catcher as a player, Geren managed the Oakland Athletics from 2007-2011, compiling a record of 334-376 during that span. However, he lost the faith of his players, which led to his midseason firing in 2011. Geren was a bench coach in Oakland, too, from 2003-2006.
Reports on Geren say that he knows advanced analytics quite well, which is a keystone for the Dodgers' front office strategy. He's served as the de facto "stats guy" on the bench for Terry Collins.