The Los Angeles Dodgers’ interviewing process is starting to take shape. The latest candidate to take his turn sitting in front of Andrew Friedman and the rest of the front office: Dave Roberts.
Roberts will probably be pretty popular and might turn into a leading candidate thanks to his prior history with the club as a player from 2002 to 2004.
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Fox’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting the interview has already taken place.
Sources: #Dodgers have interviewed Dave Roberts for managing job. LAD not close to decision. Roberts expected to move on from SD regardless.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2015
Roberts, a former outfielder best known for stealing second in 2004 during the Boston Red Sox’s World Series run, has remained involved with baseball since his retirement in some fashion.
One knock some might have on Roberts is his lack of managerial experience. He’s been a first base coach and was Bud Black’s bench coach this past season. He lost his lone game as manager after Black was fired, then was replaced by interim manager Pat Murphy.