With his best player hurting and the future of this special season teetering, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts initially claimed Monday that he was not going to lobby management to make a move to prop up Clayton Kershaw’s aching back.
“I can’t put the pressure on, I’m not going to put the pressure on,’’ he said.
But, then, boy, did he put the pressure on.
I had posed a question about a possible trade. The question did not include the name of a certain Texas Rangers pitcher who could be on the market before Monday’s trade deadline. Yet Robert brought up the name himself.
“Every team in baseball would like Yu Darvish,’’ he said during his pregame news conference....