The 2023 season for the Dodgers has been one of the more interesting ones in recent memory. They entered the year as underdogs for the first time in a while but proceeded to continue their winning ways by capturing the NL West crown once again.
LA put together a very lackluster offseason and decided that it was time for a youth movement across the roster, but even that didn’t stop them. They pushed through all of the adversity from the early season and finished the year with the third-best record in all of baseball.
It’s a testament to everyone involved and shows how well-run the team is from top to bottom. They ended the regular season winning 100 games, and manager Dave Roberts spoke about this year being the most satisfying for himself.
“It was a tough one,” Roberts said. “In that same breath, it was my most satisfying job I think, and I speak for the coaches, as well. You look at how many young players impacted a 100-win team, rookies. And to get these guys to get up to speed, Major League speed, and be huge contributors, I’m proud of that. And I think that when you get Bobby Miller, Emmet Sheehan, Ryan Pepiot, James Outman, Michael Grove up here, and they’re big contributors and have to learn on the fly, that’s doing something and that’s coaching and that’s our job. So I think for us, it wasn’t ideal, we made the most of it.”Via New York Post Baseball Podcast
It’s not easy to win 100 games in a season, so the fact that LA did so with this team is impressive. They weren’t always the most talented, but they executed their game plan and let things come to them,
The team took on a team-first approach this season, and it worked like a charm. The guys in the clubhouse all play for each other, and the chemistry isn’t like any previous Dodgers team that we have seen.
This is a fun group of players who know their role within the roster and execute it to a tee. Having that chip on their shoulder to prove everyone wrong doesn’t hurt either, and they will need to keep that chip going strong as the playoffs begin this weekend.
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