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Jim Riggleman, Larry Bowa, Bob Geren among Mets’ bench coach candidates

Oct 6, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

Jim Riggleman Reuters

Bench coach Ken Oberkfell was let go yesterday as part of the Mets’ coaching staff shakeup and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that their list of candidates to replace him includes former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman.

In addition to Riggleman, who stepped down in the middle of the season over a contract dispute, the Mets’ bench coach search is also said to include former A’s manager Bob Geren, former Mariners manager John McLaren, and former Phillies manager Larry Bowa.

Terry Collins has already had his contract option for 2013 picked up, so as of now his job security seems pretty strong, but pursuing four different former big-league managers as his bench coach would at the very least put a potential replacement in the same dugout.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Oct 6, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Larry Bowa, don’t go to the Mutts. If you do, you will be tried for treason in Philly.

    • firedude7160 - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:54 PM

      Agreed. It would just be to weird to see him in that uniform

  2. alang3131982 - Oct 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Ummm….i love baseball and almost any mundane activity of any team….but who cares.

    mets wont be relevant until their third coach from now (sort of joking)

  3. otng79 - Oct 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    The ‘Gun Show’ is coming to Citi Field? Awesome!

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