Dodgers Narrow it down to 3 managers after 9 interviews
Posted on 10 November 2015
Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez (right) joins front-runners Dave Roberts (left) and Gabe Kapler (center) as candidates to become the Dodgers' next manager.
BOCA RATON, FLA. – The Dodgers are the final team without a manager for 2016, and they still have a distance to go before naming the successor to Don Mattingly.
Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez is expected to be the ninth and final candidate brought in to interview for the job, and that interview was to take place at the General Managers meetings.
The Dodgers then plan to pare the group down to three with Dave Roberts, who had served as the Padres bench coach, and Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler viewed as the front-runners.
Roberts, who has a black father and Japanese mother, would be the first minority manager in Dodgers history.
The others who have interviewed for the job: Mets bench coach Bob Geren, Nebraska coach Darin Erstad, former Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, former Padres manager Bud Black, and Dodgers coaches Tim Wallach and Ron Roenicke.
Article by: Joel Sherman, NY Post