Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is currently being considered as a managerial candidate in 2020 for the San Francisco Giants. Long-tenured manager Bruce Bochy is set to retire after this season and the Giants are scouring for a replacement, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is thought to be a managerial candidate for #SFGiants. Geren, formerly crosstown A’s manager, has strong ties to Giants baseball prez Farhan Zaidi from LA/Oak. Geren has somewhat lesser links to Mets (coach there) and SD (top HS player there) too
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 25, 2019
As Heyman mentions in the tweet, current Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi has had a direct relationship with Geren in the past from his time in Los Angeles as well as Oakland. Geren should be a hot commodity in the managerial market considering his most recent run as the bench coach for one of the best teams in baseball under Dave Roberts.
Geren was an MLB manager as recently as 2011, when he was the manager of the Oakland A’s. He was hired to be the Dodgers’ bench coach following the 2015 season, the season Dave Roberts was also hired.
Upon Geren’s initial hire, he cited a primary reason for wanting to be a member of the Dodgers organization as being the location. His family is based out of Southern California and the Dodgers made sense. Considering his former involvement with the San Diego Padres, Geren could be under consideration there following the recent firing of manager Andy Green.
It would be a shame to see Geren go considering the success the Dodgers have experienced with him as their bench coach, but all teams experience turnover with coaches in pursuit of better opportunities. Regardless of what uniform Geren is repping in 2020, we wish him the best.