The Los Angeles Dodgers and Dave Roberts remain at an impasse at the current time with the manager’s new contract. However, there are reasons to believe that the team and Roberts will get something done in the near future.
The team has the entire offseason and 2019 regular season to negotiate with Roberts. Moreover, there are those within the game who believe Roberts is underpaid. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports has been dropping some great Dodgers nuggets lately. The latest comes from an ‘insider’ in baseball who believes the Dodgers are getting more than their share of bang for the buck on Roberts.
Roberts is said to be on vacation overseas, and the sides are said to remain apart. The Dodgers picked up his $1.1 million option for 2019 which, as one insider put it, makes him “the most underpaid manager in the game.”
As always, it would be nice to know the name to this nameless. This ‘insider’ could be just about anyone who resides within the game of baseball.
Still, it’s fair to question: is Dave Roberts underpaid?
His credentials and resume seem to speak for themselves. Roberts has a .589 career winning-percentage in the regular season. There are a lot of other organizations who would pay top-dollar to welcome a manager that could get their squad to two straight World Series appearances.
In some ways, I am bullish on Roberts. All the while realizing that he has his warts like every other human. I have lived long enough to have the perspective that the grass is not always greener with someone else or somewhere else.
So what say you, Dodgers Nation? Is Dave Roberts underpaid?
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