Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Delivers 1st Day Spring Training Message

Messages come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. For new Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, he had a message for the team on the first day of Spring Training as pitchers and catchers reported yesterday.

Roberts told the players, according to a series of tweets thrown out there this morning, that the goal for the team was to “get better every day.” That’s coach speak for always improving and understanding your role on the club. There was more, though.

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From the official Twitter account of Orange County Register’s Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr):

Roberts isn’t kidding. While everyone does have the same goal, which is to win the World Series this season, there is still a ton of work to do between now and that goal coming to fruition. And Roberts realizes that, which is one part of being a manager.

After all, this is Roberts’ first big time managing gig. He’s definitely earned it, and he’s also definitely saying all the right things to endear him to both the fans and the organization — which is both the front office and the players at large.

As a manager, you have to get everyone on the same page operating towards one common goal. Roberts, at least as of this moment, is stoking the flames of progress by trying to get everyone together on the same wavelength.

It all remains to be seen if Roberts’ method will lead to high-level results, namely a championship, but he’s certainly got the team on the path towards that with his message. The team does need to get better every day, especially as the season hits the playoffs.

With just over a month to go before the regular season begins, Dave Roberts told the team that they have to continually improve and that there’s a “lot of work from now until then.” He wasn’t lying. They need to heed his message.

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