The Dodgers picked up a 2019 option on the 46-year-old’s previous contract in early November to ensure he’d remain in their dugout this coming season. That enabled both sides to continue talking and eventually reach the new agreement.
“Keeping Doc as our leader on the field was a top priority this offseason and now that we’ve accomplished that we are excited to collectively shift all of our focus to doing all we can to bring a world championship to our passionate fans,”
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said in a statement.
Los Angeles has not missed the playoffs since hiring Roberts, winning at least 91 games in each of the last three seasons, including a 104-win campaign in 2017 – along with three straight NL West titles and the last two NL pennants.
Roberts is definitely a great skipper, but is he going to get the Dodgers over the hump? Losing back to back World Series isn’t something to necessarily put on your resume.
He’s also made some head scratching decision the last few postseasons.
Like I said before, certainly an interesting decision.
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