So the Dodgers have chosen their manager, a significant to-do scratched off their busy off-season list.
The list, of course, is Rapunzel-hair long, but somewhere in its upper reaches will be new Manager Dave Roberts naming his coaching staff. Assuming he gets to.
The staff figures to be dramatically different from the one last seen under Don Mattingly.Read more
Dodgers players are happy with the team's decision to hire Dave Roberts as manager, but the best reaction may have come from Gabe Kapler, whom Roberts beat out for the job.Read more
Dave Roberts was a finalist for two managerial jobs this fall -- first with the Seattle Mariners, then the Dodgers.
Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners' new general manager, selected Scott Servais as the Seattle manager. Dipoto and Servais had worked together in the Angels' front office for the past four years.Read more
The Dodgers officially named Dave Roberts as their new manager Monday.Roberts, 43, will be formally introduced at a news conference on Dec. 1 at Dodger Stadium.Roberts was an outfielder for the Dodgers for 2½ seasons, starting in 2002.“It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts said in a news release.Read more
Not to rock the waters on this Dave Roberts love boat cruise we all seem embarked upon, but you do realize he has managed exactly zero games in his entire life? (OK, one as an interim manager.)
That there are going to be agonizing growing pains along the way? That rookie managers have won the World Series exactly four times in baseball history and just once since 1961?Read more