The Giants have interviewed Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren in their search for a new manager, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). At present, the only candidates reported to have received a second interview are Astros bench coach Joe Espada and recently dismissed Phillies manager Gabe Kapler.
Like Kapler, the 58-year-old Geren is plenty familiar with Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi from the pair’s days with the Dodgers. However, Geren’s connection with Zaidi predates their Dodgers tenure, as Geren also managed the Athletics from 2007-11. At the time Geren was hired in Oakland, Zaidi was a burgeoning baseball operations analyst with the Athletics, and he was the club’s director of baseball operations by the time Geren was dismissed in June 2011.
Geren, who played in parts of five Major League seasons as a catcher (mostly with the Yankees), has managed at coached extensively both in the at the Major League and Minor League level. He managed two different Athletics affiliates from 1999-2002 before being added to the Major League staff as a bullpen coach and eventually a bench coach. Since that five-year run as Oakland’s skipper, he’s spent four seasons apiece as the bench coach with the Mets and the Dodgers, working alongside managers Terry Collins and Dave Roberts.
We hats taking so long. He knows he wants Kapler
Joe Espada and Bob Geren are two good candidates to consider for the manager position. It’s difficult to know who could be a better manager. It could be a tie. Both deserve an opportunity in my opinion, but only one can take the job. It’s complicating to choose.
He may want Kapler but its not like Kapler is going anywhere else
It was reported Geren had communication problems with A’s players back in the day. Bob was best man to Billy Beane’s wedding still that didn’t save his work as manager for the Athletics.
Thought his issue was communication with players also, then with SF.. Could be just the man.
It’s going to be Espada ,waiting for the WS to end and maybe these other guys as Staff and Bench Coaches
I hope it’s Espada
Did a double take. I thought it said the Giants have hired Bob Geren. 🙂
– I wouldn’t be surprised if the team is looking into a 2-3 year run with this hiring. And then reassessing after that which direction they wanna go. Maybe re-uping if the guy they hire works out.
By that time the turnover with the roster should be just about complete. With maybe Bum signed if they go that direction. I hope he signs.
Then they can decide how much to reinvest via larger contracts and build up for another run…
Maybe a new manager.
Bumgarner isn’t re-signing in San Fran. No way. Dude is a fierce competitor entering his age 31 season. He enjoys the postseason and the Giants aren’t going to get there for another 4-5 years
His agent will find him a spot on a contender. ATL, NY, PHL, HOU maybe even LA depending on what LAD does with Hill, Ryu
Bumgarner isn’t re-signing in Frisco. No way. He’s a fierce competitor entering his age 31 season. He’s gonna want to pitch for a competitive team that has playoff potential. That’s not Frisco. The Giants are probably 4-5 years away from October baseball.
His agent will find him a nice landing spot in ATL, HOU, NY, PHL, STL or Maybe even LA depending on what they do about Ryu and Hill
Jay with the candidates in play I can see a deal like the Cubs have with David Ross. 3 years with club option for year 4.
The team could always move on as early as 2 years like you said and only have to eat one year of a deal. Or could go 3 years and just not pick up the option. If things go real well they would probably extend the guy before the option year but if its going well but not great they could exercise the option for another look.
At least they are doing their due diligence and interviewing a bunch of candidates. Better than what SD did.
I’d laugh very hard if they hired this guy
The Giants so much want to be the Dodgers.
Why do I sense that the exact opposite is true? One of those two teams has the hardware.
I’m talking about the present and future, not the irrelevant past.
You inevitably set up this response so I will reply on behalf of all SF fans. “Why would we want to choke in the playoffs every year”
AMK … Ouch!! Great comeback to Rickey
Seven years in a row. The Dodgers have choked. Seven. Years. In. A. Row.
Nobody wants to be the Dodgers.
no, it isn’t ideal but I bet the orioles, tigers and marlins would take it.
Mariners fans would have a heroes parade for a manager taking them to the playoffs. 2001… 18 years and counting!
Everyone wants to be the Dodgers. Seven years in a row!
Rickey 7 Divisions in a row is wonderful but zero championships in 7 years not so much. Zero championships since 1988 pathetic
Dodgers are an organization not willing to pay the price to be Champions. They are happy being good but not great. They are happy with division titles and playoff appearances.
The Giants on the other hand. They think big. They think championships. I would not be surprised if the Giants win another Title before the Dodgers again.
In fact the Giants have won 3 championships since the Dodgers last won one.
But your happy with more Division titles than the Giants. The Giant fans are happy with the 3 championship banners flying since then (not to mention another pennant since then as well).
Giants even won at least one championship as a wild card. So I guess they did not need the division titles.
Watch the Nationals tonight. No division title but you and the entire Dodger organization will be sitting home with your division title while the Nationals walk away with no division title no matter what and either just a pennant (better than your division title) or a world championship! Something 31 years later you still do not have and it appears does not bother you at lease.
Seven years in a row!!! What are the Giants doing again? Present and future is what matters, not the past. Giants dying to be the Dodgers!
It’s baseball. The past matters. Records are kept, old games are scrutinized, and rewatched. If the past didn’t matter you wouldn’t crow, “7 years in a row!”
For Giants fans the parts of the recent past that matter are the three World Series trophies in 2010, 2012, and 2014. 2017 to the present also matters and the Giants appear to be righting the ship.
Another number that matters is 1988, the last Dodger World Series trophy.
The past matters.
Okay, Rickey. It’s about the present and the future.
The present is game six of the World Series ending and the Dodgers aren’t there.
And the future is opening day at Dodger Stadium with them not hoisting a World Series pennant.
The last time they had an opening day with a World Series pennant Ronald Reagan was in office, the Berlin Wall was still up, and Tommy Lasorda was doing Slim Fast commercials.
And the Giants present is a team full of bad contracts and a middle of the pack farm system. The Dodgers at least don’t go into opening day eliminated from playoff contention like SF has been since 2017. For all the talk about championships 2014 isn’t exactly fresh anymore. If Thanos snapped his fingers when the Giants last won a title the Avengers would be bringing half the universe back right now.
If the last does not matter then why do the 7 division titles matter? Hhhmmmm
OK, the past matters:
NL Pennants: LA Dodgers 11, SF Giants 6
World Championships: LA Dodgers 5, SF Giants 3.
The past matters.
Zaidi wants to turn the Giants into the Dodgers at least.
Zaidi wants to turn the Giants into the Giants. A storied franchise with a rich history of success.
Geren was a terrible manager with the A’s. Head scratching moves day after day. Poor lineup construction. Nonexistent communication. As an A’s fan I hope the Giants hire him!
another A’s fan that thinks there is a rivalry between the giants and the A’s.
I didn’t say there was. Brush up on your mind reading skills
Another Giants fan with an inflated ego
I haven’t seen anything about Zaidi interviewing GM candidates; anybody know what’s going on that front?
Only that the search for a manager and GM would be conducted concurrently, but that was a while ago and I don’t think any names have been mentioned for the GM roll.
If the Giants hire Geren, I will be so pissed that it will make me puke. He really is not a good communicator or manager. Let the Dodgers keep there own trash !!
He sucked in Philly…you can have him….
Hi we love Girardi…he will lead us to the pennants!!!!!
I think with Girardi and a few moves this offseason Philly is right back in the hunt
Geren’s time as a manager has been spotty, but he did appear on Family Feud in 1988 (host was Ray Combs).
Clairemont’s finest! Sold cars with Bob good guy.
Bobo the Clown is what A’s fans referred to him as. Terrible manager. Hope the Giants hire him!
Well, this is disgusting. Go with Wotus over this bum. At least the players like and respect Wotus.