7:09pm: The team has officially announced the extension.
4;53pm: The Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts have agreed to a three-year extension, reports Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (Twitter link). He is now under contract through 2025.
This has seemed like an inevitability for some time. Reports emerged during the lockout that the team and skipper were motivated to get a new deal done before the start of the regular season. Roberts had been headed into the final year of his contract, and teams can be hesitant to avoid entering the season with a manager in a lame-duck situation.
That’s not to say Roberts’ job ever looked to be in jeopardy, even before news of extension negotiations was made public. Los Angeles hired the former 10-year MLB veteran to replace Don Mattingly over the 2015-16 offseason. It was Roberts’ first managerial gig, perhaps a risky proposition for a team that had won the NL West in each of the previous three seasons under Mattingly.
Despite his lack of experience, Roberts has guided Los Angeles’ consistently talented rosters to plenty of success. They won the division in each of his first five seasons at the helm, getting past the Division Series in three of those years. The Dodgers won back-to-back pennants between 2017-18 but dropped successive World Series against the Astros and Red Sox, respectively.
Like any manager, Roberts came under some fire from the fanbase for some of his pitching decisions in the postseason. Throughout his tenure, though, the front office maintained confidence in both his leadership of the clubhouse and his bullpen management when the lights were brightest. Dodgers brass clearly never believed Roberts’ postseason management was fatal to their chances of winning a title, and they were proven right in 2020. After an incredible 43-17 record in the shortened regular season, the Dodgers stormed through the postseason to claim their first World Series since 1988. That was in spite of that year’s unique playoff format, which required all teams to advance through four rounds (instead of the customary three) thanks to an expanded field.
The stretch of division championships came to an end last year, although that wasn’t a reflection of any lack of team success. The 106-win Dodgers were narrowly edged out by a 107-win campaign from their archrivals in San Francisco. Nevertheless, they took down the Cardinals in the final NL Wild Card Game, then beat the Giants in the NLDS. Los Angeles lost to the Braves in the NLCS, but it marked another season as one of the league’s most successful teams overall.
Los Angeles has made the playoffs in all six seasons of Roberts’ tenure, the only team in MLB to do so. They’re 542-329 in regular season play in that time, winning more than 57% of their games. Roberts has certainly had the fortune of overseeing one of baseball’s most talented clubs on an annual basis, but there’s little questioning the organization’s run of success. The front office and ownership seem happy with his work behind-the-scenes, and he’s now slated to stick atop the dugout through 2025.
If Roberts remains Dodgers’ manager through the term of his new deal, he’ll reach a full decade in the position. Only three skippers — Hall of Famers Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda and Wilbert Robinson — have reached the ten-year milestone in franchise history. That trio and another Hall of Famer, Leo Durocher, are the only skippers to lead the Dodgers to more wins than Roberts has in the past six years.
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I can’t believe he outlasted me
Lol. Good for all non Dodgers fans!
Way to go Los Karens.
Thanks to you and whatever second division team you root for. Appreciate it.
As a lifelong Dodger fan who’s weathered every single storm, I love all of the “Yankee” hate we get now.
Ibleedblue, embrace it. It’s freakin awesome!!!
That is infinitely better than being on the other side.
Welcome to the club Bleed Blue! Actually, with the trend Hal is on, Yankees fans will soon be able to join that bandwagon too! He’s already crying poor half the time & operates his team like the Pirates now anyway!
Los Karens? That’s not even clever. How old are you?
Right? Get the police on the phone John.
I mean no offense but with that roster, anyone could win 100 games managing the club.
Ever more so now with a DH, no managing needed.
Disagree! Leadership comes in many forms. Sometimes a manager is there more for tough personalities and egos vs. talent and game decisions. You don’t think running the clubhouse is equal to deciding when to put the setup guy in? Ever notice that LA’s strategy relies heavily on people playing wherever Doc wants them to and no one complains? Great chemistry comes from the top.
It takes leadership to ensure the players and fans cry and complain everyday for the rest of their lives about 2017. Living up to the Los Karens name!
Managing a ball club is like an iceberg. The vast majority of it, we never see.
The criticism of Roberts is kind of hilarious, in a sad but funny sort of way. Not only do fans see only a tiny part of what a manager actually does, in the modern analytics-driven game, the part they do see is the manager implementing the FO game plan. If Dave Roberts wasn’t doing that, then he wouldn’t have a job, let alone another big contract extension. What does 2+2 equal? Same as it used to? Anyhow, the big old irony here is, analytics has become a kind of religion among many fans, but when it doesn’t work out, the manager is always the one who blew it.
He had to deal with a lot last year, the Bauer situation, Bellingers horrible season and a litany of significant injuries. I’m not sure who would be a better replacement and his players seem to enjoy playing for him which is probably the most important part of a cohesive franchise.
I love the hate.
Well we did get shafted but go ahead and let the hate run through your veins, we love it
Cap & Crunch
*And he still tied the franchise record for wins w 106 (* which he will break this year most likely )
Well they cheated soooooooo……
trolls, trolls, trolls…. trolls everywhere.
Even if that’s true, what’s your point? Should they have hired you?
You can win 162 games, but it sucks to watch the World Series from your couch.
I have seen so many questionable decisions by him, some that cost games…even league championships. Not a good manager, period. Managers can receive too much blame or too much credit, I am well aware, but this guy is not good. Probably cost the Dodgers at least one NLCS if not more.
Yet Roberts has outmanaged himself time and time again.
I believe the general opinion about whether he’s a good manager usually comes down to decisions in certain games. But, here’s my stance on the issue: you must look overall at the performance/decisions of the manager because most decisions are predicated on information given by stat-heads in the FO. Once information is relayed, it must then be effectively carried out by personnel on the field.
So, I try to discern if the “bad” decision was the result of statistical information provided, personnel ineffectiveness, or (as in the case of Aaron Boone) a manager that simply cannot read the players in-game performance. The latter is an example of a manager I don’t want. I don’t see Dave Roberts as that guy, therefore, my perception is that he’s a good manager & the team’s performance demonstrates that.
Cool. Roberts instilled a culture, which isn’t easy to do. These comments are so ridiculous. You can’t just pick anyone to manage. They had a good roster with Mattingly that was a toxic team.
Last season’s Padres would like a word with you. Because you have great players, does not mean success. I feel you already know this but just wanted to troll, so, mission accomplished?
I’m just here to read all the jelly comments.
I’ve never seen that term before (“jelly”) to signify envy. Good one.
FSF, watch the South Park episode “The Hobbit”. Best jelly reference ever.
“Please don’t tell me I got engaged to a Hobbit…” – cartoon Kanye
I’m Gwynning from ear to ear right now – Elmer Fud
It’s funny, cause if they had a better manager, they’d have more World Series rings. Especially with that roster. Any Joe can win 100 plus games with that team. But when the moment counts and managers have to manage in the playoffs, DR has always been widely considered one of the worse. I say this full well acknowledging snit isn’t typically the best either. Yet both teams have a WS ring. Riddle me that
Counsell > Roberts
True story. As a Cubs fan, I respect your manager.
Championships vs. Brewers.
Counsel gets my vote for best manager. He has taken some seemingly mediocre teams to the playoffs and always seems to be competitive. He does a phenomenal job managing the bullpen and rotation. Also a cubs fan, so saying this hurts.
Francona. Counsel. Cash.
All 3 are exceptional.
Francona not only gets more out of the Cleveland roster he’s been given than any other MLB manager would, but he was instrumental in bringing along Mark Shapiro and Chris Andretti that were in circles playing with analytics until Terry showed up (not that they didn’t help him with analytics). And of course, he helped bring along Cash as a potential manger.
Decides, no other MLB manager managed Michael Jordan.
Everybody says that anyone could win 100 games with that lineup, but with teams like the dodgers Mrs not about the X’s and O’s it’s about managing the personalities. Padres had a stacked team last year and they had a meltdown. No Roberts led team has ever had a meltdown.
*see 2021 NLCS
Dodgers payroll 2021- $285M
Braves payroll 2021- $173M
Lol… What’s your point? Braves fans are so pathetic. You finally beat us. Wow. Dodger fans don’t care. Give us the hate. You’re not even on our radar. We can’t even see you behind the Giants, Padres, Cards, etc…
This reminds me of Kevin Cash pulling Blake Snell off the mound while he was having the game of his life. Managers absolutely matter, and they’re definitely not all created equally.
Meltdown or not, I remember a terrible decision or two against the Nats a couple years back…in game seven of an NLCS…
It’s okay to be critical of your manager. It doesn’t mean you don’t like your team or your manager, simply being honest. As a Rays fan, there are times I pull out my hair with some of Cash’s decisions…I am willing to criticize, but still love them (and him).
Funny, I’ve never seen the Dodgers lose a Game 7 of the NLCS. So your memory seems to be failing you.
It’s okay to be critical, or to just disagree? There’s a difference. You can’t be critical unless you know for sure that the decision was wrong. If you don’t agree with a coaching decision, how are you to know what you would have done was the right move? By the result?
In baseball, managers play the percentages. Sometimes the decision is right, but the result is bad. But it’s still the right decision regardless of the result.
Fans don’t know how a guy looked in workouts, or if there’s some nagging injury that’s not public knowledge. They don’t think about a guy’s usage. And they probably don’t know the head to head stats of pitcher/ batter.
One of Roberts’ so called mistakes was taking Alex Wood out in that playoff game when he appeared to be dominating. But Wood had gone through the lineup 3 times. His numbers dropped badly each time through the lineup. And the big issue was he hadn’t pitched into the 4th time of the lineup once all season.
Taking Wood out was the right decision based on percentages. Only a fool would let Wood face a lineup for the 4th time, given his numbers, for the first time all season in a playoff game.
Sweet Jesus, what a stupid comment.
Which one? The one you made earlier?
Lol. You clearly never played baseball.
Same way I felt watching the 2016 World Series as a Cubs fan. For all of thr good things Joe Madden did, managing in those playoffs and that WS certainly wasn’t one of them. He was so bad I almost broke my TV screen.
So true. He has only guided them to ONE by now? One? And fans are okay with that? With the stacked rosters he has had? Well, good luck with that
Hit Me A Tater
So was Bobby Cox a bad manager?
Leo Durocher once said, “My job is to not get in the way.”
But when Leo the Lip got in the way, he really got in the way.
I don’t normally engage in objectifying women but Durocher’s wife was super hot.
Your social credit score will go down now. But man, that was brave.
Now apologize, go to rehab, and tell the world how sorry you are for your awful comment.
Fever Pitch Guy
Leo was married 4 times, which wife we talkin’ about?
Kapler >>>> Roberts
NLCS vs. watching on TV.
What a homer. Trying to diss what Kepler did with a Giants team that no one thought would go anywhere and took your Dodgers to the brink, is ridiculous.
One season doesn’t make a manager. Let’s see how this season goes. No Posey, everyone won’t have career seasons and the fountain of youth will age. I’m guessing SF’s in for a significant reduction in victories.
The narrative, that gets repeated ad nauseum, that “everyone” on the Giants had a career year is provably false. Why not look at the players stats to see what’s real before repeating the jealous drivel of others.
That said, as a Giants fan, I’m a fan of Dave Roberts. I was perfectly happy when Mattingly was the manager, but the hiring of Roberts bothered me because I knew they’d be winning some titles.
What’s really absurd though, reading the comments, is so many fans think, that what they would have done a certain situation, was absolutely the right move, and if the manager made a different one, it was a mistake.
Fans have nowhere near the amount of info to base a decision on than a manager. And unless they can see into the future, or can know how the different scenarios play out, thinking the manager’s decision was wrong is the height of hubris.
Congrats to the Dodgers on a smart extension.
Fever Pitch Guy
tad – The height of hubris is believing a baseball manager, or ANY manager in ANY job, always makes the best decision.
I’m a manager. I have people below me who are better than me at some things, and know more about some things than I do. And I am better than my boss at some things, and know more about some things than my boss does.
Also you, me, and everyone here, we ALL screw up. None of us is perfect.
All too often, managers make decisions based on personal feelings or lack of knowledge or bias or misguided views or simply emotions. I’ve certainly witnessed my fair share of bad decisions by Red Sox managers. Anybody here old enough to remember Grady Little leaving Pedro in THE game is probably nodding their head right now. Seemingly EVERYBODY knew how that scenario would play out, except the manager.
not even close and I’m not a Roberts guy
I assume you could reach no Phillies fans for comment?
Not a fan of some of his post-season decisions, as he’s loyal to guys to the detriment of the team. Still, he’s one of the best managers in the game, and I’m glad he’s locked up for 3 more years.
And to those people who say anyone could win 100 games with this team, I ask this: Would Jayce Tingler have 100 games with this roster? Brad Ausmus? Brian Price? Nahh.
Cap & Crunch
A lot of the questionable playoff calls IMO was due to the Dodgers not having an adequate playoff bullpen to work with in his early tenure
The Joe Blanton’s were always a cause for second guessing leaving the starter in too long (Kershaw) etc etc etc ….That problem no longer exists
Agree with you here. A manager can’t manage players he doesn’t have on the roster.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I don’t really know how to judge these analytic type managers.
The Yankees have one. All “Le Booner” jokes aside, I don’t think we have any idea what kind of manager he actually is. Could be Bucky Dent. Could be Casey Stengel. Because he is not a manager in the sense that I am used to.
He is an administrator. He “handles the media”, & gives some pep talks. As far as in-game decision making he is, “allowed input” per Brian Cashman. Which means: “when we want Aaron’s opinion we will tell him what to think.”
Yanks were happy enough with Boone to bring him back. So. I guess if you are going to have a front-office-extension manager in the dugout Roberts is probably as good as it gets. These guys keep getting brought back & paid.
I was high on Boone initially but I’m just not sure he has enough fire in him. In fact, I’m quite sure he doesn’t. Which is why I’m glad they got someone like Donaldson now at least. Can’t recall having someone like that on the Yanks since Pauly.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Gardy & CC are/were like that.
We struck me as lackadaisical – at times – early in the season. As a team, we didn’t really come across as all that spirited. & Boone never does.
Kiner-Falefa plays with a chip on his shoulder too. Yes: I think we can use some of that.
Yeah, I guess Gardy would qualify. I don’t really think of pitchers in the same light but certainly CC would also qualify.
The last time we saw that was the Todd Frazier thumbs down and they also did away with the WWE championship belt. I’m surprised they didn’t carry along the kangaroo court ritual after Mo/Jeter/CC retired. Boone minces his words too much in the press. It’s not a young team anymore. They can handle some heat. I’d love to see him “throw someone under the bus” once in a while.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Aww, c’mon now.
“That’s for you beyotch.” ~ CC Sabathia
Pitchers can absolutely be like that. Goose, The Rocket. It’s not as common for sure. Makes it all the sweeter when it happens though. I see some of that in Cole. At least potentially.
Excellent points, but here’s where I think Boone can be judged:
So, Boone doesn’t seem to have the requisite skill set in high-leverage situations to deviate from analytics – ever. Not a problem in and of itself.
But, I also look at what he’s most noted for, even by the FO people. They don’t say he’s a great game manager. They say he’s great with the players. That lines up with our perception – he’s a buddy. It also lines up with what the players say: they like Boonie. He’s…cool. Not a good manager. Not going to lead them into battle or war & win. He’s cool, he’s got their backs.
I do look at one important fact: Boone did do exceptionally well when the entire squad was injured & he (yes, credit due) brought the team forward. They performed very well.
This shows me he would probably be very good at managing the minor leagues because he isn’t afraid of what they think, or is more confident in his approach with the young guys. The MLB guys, the superstars he simply can’t manage out of fear, insecurity, or self-interests.
My opinion is: it’s not that he isn’t capable, he might be. But he’s doesn’t have what it takes at the major league level. He’s brought back because of his complete submissiveness to all-things Cashman & Cashman loves it. Cashman has complete control whenever he wants it all the way down to the smallest decision & that’s why Boone has a contract.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Picking up at “…one important fact: Boone…”
Did he? Or was Marcus Thames just the best TTO + Juiced Ball batting coach in the game? Remember: we lead MLB in runs that year. Nearly 5.8/game.
Did Boone do that? I have my doubts.
I would have liked to see Thames stick around as an assistant batting coach. Let’s be real. The only possible way Kyle Higashioka – for example – is going to contribute offensively is to be discerning at the plate & join the fly ball revolution. That’s it.
Anyway. I think it was Thames who was more responsible for plugging all those different players into the lineup & scoring runs. Not everyone has to agree though.
He is the manager because he follows Cash/FO/Computer Guys edicts. Which drives us all bananas. That’s how you get dumb stuff like Deivi Garcia Opener.
Yeah, that’s a very valid point. My wording should have been, “if you want to give credit to Boone for something as a manager, it should’ve been during the…”
But, you’re right, which is exactly why I question his ability altogether at the major league level. But, your point does bring into question his capability as a minor league manager & rightfully so. Maybe he’s just a complete stooge.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Lol “if you want to give…”
Man. Le Booner. I maintain we have absolutely no idea what he is. He’s a third generation Big Leaguer though. He has to know tons about baseball, man. Just tons. So much. He has to.
How’d you like to go to one of their family barbeque’s? Ya know?
I’m willing to bet he’s the butt of many family jokes that end with his dad & knowledgeable family members saying, “but he is a really cool guy though.” After which Dad Boone comments, “I know guys, I swear I raised him the same. I swear he played baseball. Maybe he just paid attention to soccer more? Ya know, like when you give your boys trucks & stuff but they end up liking dolls better or whatever; I don’t know…”
Cap & Crunch
Right guy, right place, right time
His mis-use and lack of knowledge on how good Kenta Maeda really was frustrated me to no end. I laughed when Maeda was thrown into the CY Young award talks once he got away from Roberts. I am sure he is a nice guy, but the dude clearly overmanages.
Or maybe the front office over-analyzes.
There’s also a human factor that cannot be blamed on the manager, unless it proves to be consistent (the failing, I mean).
Cap & Crunch
When they moved him to the 7th-8th inn guy (3-6 outs) he was lights out . Problem was that affected his money (in a significant way) not logging the starter inns and caused a problem. Stripling fit better as a starter and Maeda was balling outta the pen late, what’s a manager to do at that point………
They rectified this rather quickly by trading him to the Twins so he could get that extra cash. I don’t see any overstepping there
Dodgers managed his workload well. His medicals were terrifying, which is why he received the contract he did.
Once as he was used as a full time SP, his elbow wasn’t able to hold up. Great pitcher though, I miss him in LA.
The same Maeda who blew his arm out after leaving the D0dgers?
Stan "The Boy" Taylor
The Dodgers aren’t my team but it’s hard to question their decisions. They’ve won the division the past 8 years (except for last year), trade prospects for impact players at the deadline, and STILL have 5 prospects in the top 100. I know they spend a lot, but to still have a solid farm after 9 years of contention says a lot about their organization.
Yep it is
Stan “ The Boy” don’t forget they do all of that and still don’t win a legit World Series title. Now if you count a 60 game or 40% of a season champs then yes. The thing I like about this extension once again come Playoff time they won’t be relevant.
Stan "The Boy" Taylor
True, I’m not denying that, and I’m not a fan of a NL team so I don’t really have a horse in the race. But I don’t think they are a stupid organization, so there must be a reason for this. Even if it’s just that he’s a good soldier.
Relevant? Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please stop posting. You’re too dumb to be on the internet.
It’s legit. To make up for the shortened season they had to win an extra round of playoffs, play without a home field in a ballpark they had never played in, play with no off days. In short, they had to win the hardest World Series played (because of outside factors. Instead of sayin it doesn’t count, you should say it counts double.
I love how fans say that the 2020 title is illegitimate. It’s not like LA decided on 60 games. Every team had the same amount of games.
If the ‘insert your team here’ had won, you wouldn’t say it was BS, so don’t be a hypocrite.
Yeah, I’m a Giants fan, and the 2020 title was absolutely legitimate. I bet the people claiming it isn’t would change their opinion had their team won it.
Agreed. If the Giants made the playoffs and caught lightning I would count it a legitimate title.
2020 had its own unique set of circumstances that no other season had and every team competed under the same constraints. Too look at it another way, every team had the opportunity to win in a shortened season. Every other team failed.
To claim the title is illegitimate is childish.
Managing a team of “stars” requires a much different skill set than managing a team of young players, looking for the golden ring. Roberts does that pretty well (kudoos perhaps to his time with Francona). Strategy-wise, ya, everybody works off the spread sheets these days, so that’s no bbiggie.
Is Roberts a “great” manager? Nah, I’d put him behind Councell, Cash, Melvin, probably a couple of others. But he’s a pretty good one.
And yet, a team that could afford to hire anyone chose Dave Roberts to manage, and at the end of this contract it will have been for ten seasons.
Compare him and Brandon Hyde or Derek Shelton. The guy has been handed a gold mine and still doesn’t have a full-season World Series win. But he’s one lucky duck working for a team that will literally buy him anything.
Buy? Lol… sure buddy
He should have received a ten year extension just for managing Puig.
Love Doc from his RBV days, stealing 2nd against the Yanks, beloved Pads coach, sometimes co-shopper at Costco… but I can’t believe he guaranteed a 2022 Championship today! Outside of Namath, I can’t recall a sports guarantee ever working out well. Why Doc, why?
It was a message to his players, that’s why he said it, and he happily repeated it when he was asked again about whether he really meant it. Made me smile. Some will never get Dave Roberts for some reason, but this is him being who he is.
So he’s wrong, which he probably is, the baseball gods being what they are. He’s got guaranteed money for 2 years after that. What is everybody going to do, “tease” him? Say he’s a “chump”?
He’ll cry all the way to the bank. And if the Dodgers let him go on Monday, he’ll have another job by Wednesday (after evaluating several offers). If it takes that long.
Ya, it’s a little cringy, but I doubt it’s significant.
His comment wasn’t about money it was about a manager giving his players a huge and very public vote of confidence, and his personal expectations for everyone in the organization, including himself. So not only do a lot of fans not get Dave Roberts, they don’t seem to get very much about a baseball manager’s job.
Patrick Roy has entered the chat.
Mark Messier has entered the chat.
“Outside of Namath, I can’t recall a sports guarantee ever working out well.”
Cassius Clay had one.
Great news. Keep it up skipper.
Good decision. The comments that “anyone could manage that roster” is an empty argument. Baseball is hard. Managing people is hard. None of us could do what Dave Roberts has done with that roster.
I look forward to 3 consecutive world series championships for the Dodgers.
It’s hard to repeat as champions let alone win 2 or 3 in a 5 season span. When you have All-Stars, MVP’s, Cy-Young award winners at multiple positions you better win. I’d really like to see him do it in a mid-market team then hear all the praises of “ Great Personality Manager” Gimme a break.
Maybe he can manage them out of a couple of more championships like he has the past 5 years, except for the fake 60-game championship from 2020. Dodgers going to have a payroll of $300 million this year? Lol
@BaseballClassic1985 How did your team fare during that fake 60-game season? Apparently not too well despite being such a breeze.
Translation: my team won’t pay for players and lost in the “easier” shortened season. 🙁
Gravel: His team is my team, I believe, the Yankees. So, to your point about them not paying for players? Yeah, you’re right.
To be fair, my team too.
I was about to compare Roberts to Torre, but the difference is Torre actually won more than once when handed the league’s most stacked roster.
He’s cost them at least 1 World Series, if not 2.
I remember when they were talking about firing him a few years ago. was okay with that… good for them for getting it right
It’s unbelievable how so many people, that appear to be new to the sport of baseball, are commenting here. Do people really believe, that their opinion, and it’s only that, that what a manager should do, was absolutely correct? And if the manager did something different, he made a mistake? That sounds like people that haven’t seen much baseball, but want to appear as if they know a lot about the game.
Manager’s have a ton more info that some guy watching the game from his couch. For example. some Giants fan criticized Bochy for taking Romo out of a playoff game against the Cards. Romo had come in the game with men on base, and easily dispatched the first batter’s he faced. Yadi was the batter, so Romo had the platoon advantage.
What those irate fans didn’t know was that Yadi was something like 5 for 8 against Romo with several extra-base hits. Bochy made the right move. Whether the result was good or bad was irrelevant; it was still the right move, even though a lot of fans will tell you that Bochy made a, late game mistake in a playoff game.
A lot of fans don’t care about the process, only the results. With the benefit of hindsight, they’re always right.
Best post on this thread. You said it better in 2 lines what I’ve been trying to say in multiple paragraphs..
Dave’s won over 62% percent of his regular season games as the manager of the Dodgers…
When you have the highest payroll in the league. Winning regular season games mean nothing. It’s world series or bust and we have to win in spite of Dave Roberts.
Sounds like….payroll envy.
Nice guy but very disappointing! Trouble managing team & pitching staff! Not a fan of this move!
If Doyer fans are mad at Robert’s pitching moves. Blame the front office. A lot of movies are dictated to him from the press box during the game.
Friedman loves having his little puppet around and knows Roberts will get all of the blame when things go bad.
I can’t wait until both of them are gone.
pays to be a glad hander/ass slapper in an analytic league
The Thirty-Seven Percenters just extended one of the worst managers in the majors for 3 years? LMAO
You’re going to need another starter Dave. Is there any way to get out of the Trevor Bauer 38 MM contract?