The Top 100 coaches most likely to become MLB managers

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Bob Geren, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB coaching staff, MLB managers
Oct 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren (88) watches batting practice before game one of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports /

86) Bob Geren

Bob Geren has an extensive career in professional baseball as a player, coach, and manager and, currently, he is the bench coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Geren, 60, spent parts of five seasons in the majors as a backup catcher but played professionally from 1980 through 1993. He went into managing with Boston in 1995 and he spent three seasons as a minor league manager with them with one season each at Rookie-ball, Single-A, and Advanced-A.

He moved to Oakland and became their manager at Advanced-A in 1999 and spent two seasons there and three at Triple-A before he was promoted to their MLB staff. He was their bullpen coach for three years and their bench coach for a season before he became their manager in 2007.

He managed Oakland for four full seasons plus two months before he was fired in early June of 2011.

He was the bench coach for the Mets from 2012 through 2015 and he has been the bench coach for the Dodgers since 2016.

Geren has had at least three managerial interviews in recent years as the Mets interviewed Geren for their managerial opening this offseason before hiring Buck Showalter, the Giants interviewed him before hiring Gabe Kapler before the 2020 season, and the Dodgers interviewed him before they hired him as their bench coach and before they hired Dave Roberts as their manager.