LOS ANGELES — The accolades for manager Dave Roberts’ first season as Dodgers skipper continue to pour in. This was kind of buried under some other news earlier in the week, but on Thursday Roberts was named 2016 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
Roberts will be honored at the LA Sports Awards on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
In his first year with the Dodgers, Roberts led his team to a 91-71 record and a fourth straight National League West title, despite using 15 starting pitchers and seeing a record 28 different players make trips to the disabled list, including losing ace Clayton Kershaw for over 10 weeks.
At Wednesday’s press conference with Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen at Dodger Stadium, team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spoke often about the Dodgers creating a culture of winning, with Roberts a large part of that.
“I love the staff, Dave Roberts and what he's done and the guys he has put into place,” Turner said on Wednesday.
Roberts won the National League Manager of the Year Award from the BBWAA, the first Dodger to do so since Tommy Lasorda in 1988. The Sporting News also named Roberts its NL Manager of the Year in October.
The LA Sports Awards will be televised by Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket at a later date.