Dodgers Have “Confidence” in Manager Dave Roberts Despite Poor Start of the Season

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Photo by Christopher Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (5830736bc)

Los Angeles Dodgers started the 2018 MLB season with a historically bad 16-26 record, but they still trust their manager Dave Roberts. Dodgers’ general manager Farhan Zaidi made an appearance on ESPNLA’s Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ Show on Thursday and said that front office has “all the confidence” in Roberts.

We, again, have all the confidence in him in the world,” – said Zaidi. “We said that during spring training when people asked about it. [We] haven’t seen anything in this first quarter of the season that has done anything to our confidence level with him.

Los Angeles Dodgers are currently sitting in the last place in the National League West, and their current record is earliest they have been 10 games under .500 since 1929 season according to ESPN. This is also the first time since 2013 that they have been 10 games under .500 at either point of the season. According to Dave Roberts himself, the team currently finds itself in a slump but hopes that things will turn around for Dodgers.

It’s a team-wide slump essentially,” – said Roberts. “I can’t recall anything like this, where we just haven’t had any semblance of consistency from any facet.

So for me, the coaches, try to encourage these guys to stay the course whether it’s out of the ‘pen, starters or timely hitting,” – he added. “There’s still a lot of good things as far as the way the guys are playing. Hopefully results will turn.

This was an unexpectedly poor start of the season for Los Angeles Dodgers especially after their good showing in 2017. Dodgers had 104 wins in the last season, highest since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1958. They also managed to advance to the World Series, where they had the home field advantage but lost the series against Houston Astros 3-4.