The Dodgers had a target on their back since the beginning of the season after Dave Roberts guaranteed a World Series championship. The confidence felt rightly justified after the team put together such a stacked roster in all facets and ended the regular season with the best record in baseball.
Fast forward into reality and we find the Dodgers out of the postseason with an early exit against the Padres. The hype surrounding the team automatically gets crushed as the team went through a carousel of pitchers and the starting lineup didn’t show up for three games in a row.
In what looked to be one of the most stacked rosters in the history of the Dodgers franchise, the team suffers a huge blow and instead, becomes one of the most disappointing over night. So, who’s to blame for all this?
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TV personality Chris Brockman was quick to point the finger at Roberts and even believes his coaching job should be in jeopardy after such a promise and collapse (via The Rich Eisen Show).
“The Dodgers are supposed to win the World Series and go dominate everyone and they absolutely choked harder than we’ve seen a baseball team do in a very long time. Usually that gets people fired…..When you’re supposed to win the World Series and tell everyone in the free world you’re going to in March, you lose your job if you lose in the first round.”
The frustration makes sense after what looked to be such a promising season. Roberts couldn’t keep to his promise and his job should be in jeopardy, but it was made very clear that Roberts will not be going anywhere else anytime soon.
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