Thursday, October 6, 2011

Add Geren and McLaren to the list for bench coach

The Mets are looking for a bench coach with major league experience, the first two names to be speculated on were Larry Bowa and Jim Riggleman, if for no other reason then they are close to Terry Collins.

Adam Rubin reports that Bob Geren and John McLaren are also on the Mets internal list.  There doesn't appear to be a connection to Geren, however; he was with Billy Beane for four years who is a disciple of Alderson maybe a good reference makes him a Sandy type of guy.  McLaren coached against Collins in the 2006 World baseball Classic otherwise his best reference maybe Riggleman...

Former major league managers Jim Riggleman, John McLaren, Bob Geren and Larry Bowa appear on the New York Mets' internal list of candidates to become bench coach, organization sources told source ESPN NY