The Los Angeles Dodgers no longer have a lame-duck manager. Today, the team announced that they have signed Dave Roberts to a four-year contract extension to remain manager through 2022.
The Dodgers announced the Roberts news in a tweet on the team’s official account:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that Dave Roberts has agreed to a four-year contract to manage club through 2022. The announcement was made by Dodger President, Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 3, 2018
Previously, the Dodgers picked up the option year on the manager’s contract. At that time – Andrew Friedman remarked with full confidence in getting a long-term pact completed.
Now, the Dodgers have shown commitment to their leader on the top step of the dugout. Moreover, barring something unforeseen; Roberts will have the chance to lead the Dodgers into the better part of the next decade.
Roberts is 287-200 lifetime in the regular season as the Dodgers manager. The team has made the last two World Series under his watch – and made the NLCS in his first year as manager.
Today by and large; is a good day for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. I’ve said before that Dave Roberts isn’t without his warts; no manager is. However, the man is a genius when it comes to managing the personalities of a clubhouse and more importantly this clubhouse. He’s earned the right to write the finish to this story, and now he has been granted the opportunity to do so. If I were a betting man – I wouldn’t bet against Roberts finishing off one of these years with a title. He is a winner.
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