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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Contract Extension Talks ‘At A Standstill’

Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers came to agreement to renew the option on the manager’s contract last week. Still, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the two sides remain at a ‘standstill’ in regards to a multi-year extension.

The initial thought was that a multi-year contract extension would follow the option. In any case, that has not yet happened; and there has been a fair degree of surprise to some in regards to the situation.

Nevertheless, the year that the Dodgers and Roberts have in front of them will serve as a period to operate and negotiate with freedom.

Los Angeles has some uncertainty organizationally at the present. First, Chris Woodward left the team to manage the Texas Rangers. Then, hitting coach Turner Ward departed for the Cincinnati Reds. The biggest blow came last when Farhan Zaidi took the San Francisco Giants general manager position.

Dismay or uncertainty in Roberts’ future is not what the Dodgers need right now. A lifetime .589 manager during the regular season, Roberts offers stability with this current regime and group of players.

For this reason – it should be expected that the two sides find a way to reach a multi-year agreement in the near future. Nonetheless, it’s a storyline worth watching through the winter months and possibly into the new 2019 season.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. The Dodgers should get rid of Dave Roberts. In my opinion when they had the option to pick up Dusty Baker they should have. Roberts has failed to preform and needs to get replaced A.S.A.P. Don’t drag this out L.A. we need to win the world series and Roberts is obviously incapable of doing that because he is incompetent in the postseason.

    • Last I checked, Dave Roberts was the manager and the players are the ones that perform. When they perform well, the manager is a genius and when they don’t he’s an idiot. Oh, and by the way, how many World Series Championships has Dusty won? How many organizations fired him? I’m sure the fans in San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati and Washington said the same things about him you’re saying about Roberts. Oh, and you provide no specifics why he should be fired, other than the Dodgers didn’t win the Series.

    • I been a Dodger fan for over fifty years
      My past time is baseball
      Since the Dodgers has been in Los Angeles . I have seen five World Series Championships
      How many Mangers would like to be in Robert’s shoes
      The owners have provided enough talent for this franchise
      After watching the playoffs and World Series
      Robert’s, In my opinion should be fired

      • I agree- his lack of use of the small ball play in critical situations and changing pitchers decisions were often questionable!

      • I agree. Come people. Just about any manager could have brought that team to World Series. It’s a good coaching decisions is what he lacks. Dump the chump.

  2. good. This year is do or die for roberts. No expertise required to manage this team in an extremely weak division. He has been exposed in the world series.

  3. Yes, he’s Dusty Baker Jr when it comes to not knowing pitching. But what a story! Dave Roberts is the next GIANT manager!

  4. Bring back a true Dodger favorite and hero – MIKE SCIOSCIA!!! He’d be great working with the catchers and I think he might have a clue on how to handle the rotation and the bullpen. Plus with Honeycutt a former pitcher and Scioscia a former catcher you’d have a great combination!!!

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