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Friday, October 11, 2019

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will return next season despite playoff failures

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was heavily criticized in the aftermath of the club’s stunning season-ending loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, will return next season, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Roberts, 47, has three years remaining on his contract after agreeing to a new deal in December. The Dodgers are 393-256 (.606) during the regular season and 25-22 (.532) in the playoffs with him at the helm.

An outfielder for five teams during a 10-year major league playing career, Roberts has managed for the Dodgers for four seasons, beginning in 2016 when he was named National League manager of the year. He has guided the team to the National League West title each season, extending the organization’s streak to seven years.

The club claimed the National League pennant the last two years before falling in the World Series to the Houston Astros in 2017 and the Boston Red Sox in 2018. Roberts was the first manager to lead the Dodgers that far in consecutive seasons since Tommy Lasorda in 1977 and 1978.

Everyone else seems to be taking a page from the Queeg playbook this season- wondering why the Dodgers aren’t…..

QLE Posted: October 11, 2019 at 12:02 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dave roberts, dodgers

Monday, September 30, 2019

Barry Bonds throws Dave Roberts’ Dodgers hat during Bruce Bochy ceremony

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spent the final four seasons of his playing career with Bruce Bochy in San Diego and San Francisco.

So, when the Giants honored Bochy after his final game as manager Sunday, Roberts emerged from the visitor’s dugout at Oracle Park. But before embracing Bochy, Roberts ran out to greet his old Giants teammates from the 2007 through 2009 seasons.

After first, they welcomed him with open arms. Then they noticed he still was wearing his Dodgers hat.

With a career Rfield of 175, Bonds’ arm being strong should have been of no surprise…..

 

QLE Posted: September 30, 2019 at 01:21 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, dave roberts, hats

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Joe Maddon and nine other MLB managers on the hot seat

On Sunday, 20 MLB teams will play their final game of the 2019 season.

By Monday, half of those teams could be looking for a new manager.

That’s how much turnover is possible in the managerial ranks.

Some teams have already made the decision to go in another direction. Others are weighing their options. And others still are rumored to be basing their decisions on who becomes available.

A consideration of managers, just before the merry-go-round could begin moving.


 

 

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