As Dave Roberts entered the 2022 offseason with a one-year contract to remain manager of the Dodgers, many wondered what that meant for his future in Los Angeles.
Andy McCullough of The Athletic sat down with Roberts to reflect on the skipper’s time as manager, and Roberts reassured him that there would be plenty more time in that role.
“It’ll get done,” he said of his apparently inevitable extension.
According to McCullough, Dodgers’ president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman agrees. Friedman and Roberts plan to meet in the coming weeks to discuss the extension, and while there’s no indication of its potential terms, Friedman had nothing but praise for Roberts.
“[Roberts] has been a big part of our past success, and I look forward to him being a big part of future success as well,” he said.
Cody Bellinger’s having a great offseason, and he hopes that it’ll set the tone for a bounce back in 2022, writes Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times.
Former Dodger Rich Hill had plenty to say about the ongoing lockout, with some particularly harsh words for commissioner Rob Manfred. Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal has more.
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has spoken with both the MLBPA and representatives of team owners and offered to help facilitate negotiations on Monday, according to Politico’s Jonathan Lemire. The Boston Globe’s Jim Puzzanghera has more as well.