It’s always nice to see a manager and his boss on the same page. Recently, Dave Roberts said he didn’t see any weak spots in the 2019 Dodgers.
Now, team president Andrew Friedman is echoing the sentiment. Furthermore, Friedman also said he doesn’t see a weak spot within the roster; just like his manager. He also mixed in a creative quote that tells us where he prefers his coffee from. We will get to that in a minute.
Friedman said his roster “has no weak spot.”
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 13, 2019
Andrew Friedman sees "no weak spot" on his Dodgers roster. "I feel like we have a chance to be an elite team," he said, "and I think we have a very well-rounded roster. It’s also got a number of core players that have won a significant number of games together.”
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) February 13, 2019
Friedman made an analogy, that involves Starbucks. I can see that.
“You can go to Starbucks and get a coffee and your barista will tell you that you need more pitching,” Friedman said Wednesday, courtesy of ESPN. “Everyone has an opinion, and a strong opinion, which is great, because it speaks to their involvement and how much they care. But I think with that comes a lot of people who want certain things in that moment.”
“I feel like we have a chance to be an elite team, and I think we have a very well-rounded roster,” Friedman added. “It’s also got a number of core players that have won a significant number of games together. I think oftentimes that gets overlooked.”
It’s important to read between the lines here and decipher if Friedman really holds this amount of confidence, or is being coy. As with all things – the truth probably resides somewhere in between.
If the Dodgers truly have no weak spot – that would mean Friedman’s work for the year is complete. It would mean that there would be nowhere to improve the club. In life and baseball, there’s always a way to improve or get better; especially with injuries and human element mixed in.
The Dodgers should be an elite team, but their judgement day will be if they can win the final game on the schedule in October.
Over the course of a long season, we will find out if Roberts and Friedman’s hypothesis tests correctly. However, how do you feel? Do the 2019 Dodgers have any weak spot? Let us know in the comments.
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