The Dodgers are all set to kick off their season in Colorado tomorrow. With so much potential on paper, it’s now up to them to get the job done and get back to the World Series. And that’s where many around baseball expect them to be with this roster.
That would include Dave Roberts. The Dodgers skipper appeared on the Dan Patrick Show during Spring Training and boldly claimed that Los Angeles would have a World Series title when this season was finished. That obviously came with a lot of backlash from opposing fanbases and even players.
This week, Doc was asked again if he regretted making that bold claim about his Dodgers. Roberts responded with the exact sort of message that any team should want from their manager, and it has us fired up.
“No. Shouldn’t that be my take? Here’s my thing. For me to put it out there and believe this is what’s going to happen, I think is very powerful. It raises the bar for myself and everyone that’s part of the Dodgers. And I think in life, in anything, when you give yourself an out there’s an easy exit. I think for me, knowing this team, this organization, I feel for me to put myself out there and put my team out there and say, ‘I guarantee we’re going to be the last team standing,’ I don’t want to walk it back.”
The Dodgers have a lot of expectations placed on them this year, as they should with this sort of payroll. But it falls on them to execute and get back to the World Series after a disappointing end to the 2021 season.
And Roberts is absolutely the guy to lead them there. After receiving his contract extension during Spring Training, the pressure is on him to get the job done as well. It’s a big year all around for the Dodgers.
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