The Dodgers’ coaching staff is easily one of the best in Major League Baseball. So it makes sense that when other teams have managerial vacancies, they look to Los Angeles to see who they can pull away from Dave Roberts.
The Rangers did that when they hired Chris Woodward as their manager in 2018. The Phillies also stole away Gabe Kapler before he headed up north to manage the San Francisco Giants. And now, the Detroit Tigers are interested in another Dodgers coach for their managerial vacancy.
Sources: #Tigers interested in speaking with #Dodgers first base coach George Lombard for their managerial vacancy, but an interview is not scheduled yet, partially because Lombard is in the Arlington bubble. Lombard played for the Tigers in 2002. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 5, 2020
Lombard has been with the Dodgers as their first base coach since the 2016 season. Although he had a very short Major League career, Lombard has had a huge impact on Los Angeles players. Mookie Betts has been vocal in how valuable Lombard has been in his transitions to Los Angeles, and he’s certainly not the only one.
While it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Lombard hired away, the Dodgers could also potentially lose a few other coaches. Bench coach Bob Geren is another guy that many believe could be in a manager role soon, as could Dino Ebel. I guess that’s what happens when you have one of the best coaching staffs in baseball.
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