Latest Dave Roberts News

Dodgers cut 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger, could re-sign him

Nov. 18, 2022 22:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger was cut by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, making the 2019 NL MVP a free agent. Rather than offer him arbitration, the Dodgers decided not to tender a 2023 contract to Bellinger. The 27-year-old outfielder earned $17 million this season, when he...

Veteran skippers Francona, Showalter voted Managers of Year

Nov. 15, 2022 22:39 PM EST

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians and Buck Showalter of the New York Mets trace their beginnings as major league managers to a time when starting pitchers still threw complete games, defensive shifts were rare and stats like WAR, WHIP, OPS and FIP weren't part of baseball's everyday lingo....

MLB struggling to find next Dusty Baker, Dave Roberts

Nov. 10, 2022 22:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Houston Astros wildly celebrated in the dugout Saturday with manager Dusty Baker after he finally broke through to win a World Series, the scene was notable for several reasons. Baker had been close so often, going to the postseason 11 prior times and the...

Judge, Ohtani among 3 finalists for AL MVP award next week

Nov. 07, 2022 20:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani and Yordan Alvarez are the finalists for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. St. Louis Cardinals teammates Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt remain contenders for NL MVP, along with San Diego...

Baker finally wins 1st Series title as manager with Astros

Nov. 06, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For now and forever, Dusty Baker, the epic storyteller, first-class namedropper, toothpick chewer and baseball lifer will bear a most distinguished title. World Series champion manager. The man who can weave a tale like few others, wistfully recalling...

Manfred puts off decisions on incentives for minority hires

Oct. 31, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is putting off any decisions on instituting incentives for teams to hire minorities for top positions. There are just two Black managers in the major leagues and six recent openings have been filled by white men, with one...

Javier, Astros romp 5-0 over Yanks, Cole, take 3-0 ALCS lead

Oct. 22, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros aren’t just beating the Yankees, they’re chomping them up. And now Dusty Baker’s team is on the verge of an astonishing four-game sweep. Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Chas McCormick followed a...

Dodgers' Friedman: No clear-cut answer for playoff flop

Oct. 18, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman is still trying to make sense of how things went so wrong for the Los Angeles Dodgers this October. The Dodgers president of baseball operations is digesting one of the worst -- if not the worst -- collapse in team postseason history. After...

Dodgers have much to contemplate during long winter

Oct. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After all their gaudy statistics during the regular season — 111 wins, Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner powering the offense — the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared on their way to fulfilling manager Dave Roberts' spring prediction of another World Series victory. ...

Cronenworth, Padres rally to stun Dodgers 5-3 to reach NLCS

Oct. 16, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball fans in San Diego have been waiting a long time to party like this and the Padres were more than happy to finally oblige. What made it so much sweeter was that they toppled the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in the majors this year and one that...