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Dodgers Coaching Staff Candidates In High Desire Around The League

Teams want a piece of the current Dodgers’ staff

Dave Roberts and Bob Geren in the dugout at Dodger Stadium.

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, it happens every year. First, the Dodgers win a bunch of games. Then, they make a run in the postseason. Finally, the offseason hits, and their current coaching staff members get picked through by the rest of baseball in hopes of copy-catting a piece of the Dodgers’ blueprint.

Remember in 2018 around this time of year, it was Chris Woodward leaving to manager the Texas Rangers. Hitting coach Turner Ward also took that same position with the Cincinnati Reds. We’ve also heard about the likelihood of special assistant Raul Ibanez ending up elsewhere this off-season.

On Monday, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said this offseason should be no different. While that whole process has started earlier than normal, there is a focus on some of the key Dodgers coaching staff members who will be looked at elsewhere for a bigger and better role. Notably, he named Bob Geren.

Furthermore, Friedman was asked if the Dodgers will lose any staff members. Unfortunately, he was not able to just shoot this down; since it’s dependent upon so many other factors.

“I’m not sure.”

Still, Friedman knows what comes with the territory after you win a franchise record 106 regular season games. Already, there’s been a flurry of interest for other teams to interview current Dodgers’ staff members.

Finally, the most interesting part of this post is the number of requests the Dodgers have received to interview their current staff members. Remember, in an ongoing season; teams must grant permission to interview their current staff members.

Friedman said that “at least 13 requests on employees” have been made by other organizations to interview current people paid by the Dodgers.

Indeed, this is a sign the Dodgers are doing something correctly from the top down. And that top down starts with Friedman, and continues all the way down to the people who aren’t named to help in the clubhouse. If you fill your organization with quality people – you will have success like the Dodgers have had. Then, you will have other organizations who want to pick those pieces from your organization and build upon it within their own.

Baseball is a lot like other companies in many walks of life. It will be interesting to see what happens with Bob Geren, and others who are currently Dodgers.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Very simple minded. They think just because they were associated with a team that makes the playoffs every year that that would translate into them not only being able to manage but also manage a team that’s going to have far less talent and possibly less resources and money

  2. This is the norm, something as fans we have to deal with the more success we have other teams wish to try to gain that success by hopefully getting someone that may know the playbook, the problem they don’t take into consideration the talent or the money to back them or maybe not a big market team, the Phillies tried with Kapler, and ended up firing him at the end of the season and now are stuck with a bloated contract of Harper. We will continue to lose some of our staff as long as we continue successfully winning seasons.

  3. Dave Roberts got to bat or pitch Casey gotta hit the ball Seager Pollock Taylor Bellanger, Smith ,Freese amongst others

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