Dodgers “Expected” To Retain Dave Roberts As Manager
The Dodgers’ postseason run is over a lot sooner than anticipated, and nevertheless the group may reply to its upset loss within the NLDS, shifting on from supervisor Dave Roberts doesn’t look like into account. Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Occasions stories that Roberts “is predicted” to return to the dugout subsequent season.
The information isn’t overly shocking, contemplating that Roberts has but to even start the three-year contract extension he signed final March. 2022 was the ultimate season of Roberts’ earlier contract with the group, and his new deal will maintain him as supervisor by way of the tip of the 2025 season.
Via seven seasons in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old Roberts has loved sufficient success to place him on a Corridor of Fame path. Roberts has a 632-380 file over these seven years, and as Harris notes, Roberts’ .632 profitable share is the best of any skipper in MLB historical past who has managed no less than 315 profession video games. (Negro League managers Bullet Rogan, Vic Harris, and Rube Foster are the one managers with the next profitable share in any acknowledged main league.) The Dodgers have reached the postseason in all seven of Roberts’ seasons, gained six NL West titles, three NL pennants, and one World Collection championship in 2020.
Amidst that great resume, after all, profitable “solely” one title has introduced some criticism Roberts’ manner, given how the Dodgers have been favored nearly each one among their journeys to the playoffs. This 12 months, L.A. dominated the league en path to a franchise file 111 wins within the common season, solely to be upset by the Padres in 4 video games within the NLDS. It marked simply the second time in Roberts’ tenure that the Dodgers didn’t win no less than one playoff spherical.
The choice to take away Tyler Anderson after 5 shutout innings in Recreation 4 loomed giant after the Padres took the lead in a five-run seventh inning, and it joined a relatively prolonged checklist of bullpen choices which have backfired on Roberts within the postseason. Past simply the bullpen, nevertheless, the usually harmful Los Angeles lineup went right into a collective hunch within the NLDS, going 5-for-34 (.147) with runners in scoring place. It’s exhausting accountable Roberts for such a breakdown, and but given the Dodgers’ constant observe file of regular-season success, nothing wanting one other Collection championship will absolutely quell the criticism.