As the Los Angeles Dodgers gear up for the start of the 2023 season, there is a sense of uncertainty surrounding the team and its manager, Dave Roberts. Despite winning the National League West division title for eight consecutive seasons, the Dodgers have fallen short in their quest for a World Series championship in recent years, leading to speculation about Roberts’ job security.
Roberts, who has been at the helm of the Dodgers since 2016, acknowledged the pressure that comes with managing a high-profile team in a major market. However, he remains focused on leading the Dodgers to success, stating that his approach remains the same regardless of outside noise.
The Dodgers are coming off a disappointing season that saw them finish with a record of 87-75, and fall short of a playoff berth. The team has made some notable changes in the offseason, including the acquisition of veteran pitcher Max Scherzer and the departure of star shortstop Corey Seager.
While the Dodgers have the talent to compete at the highest level, questions remain about their ability to perform in key moments and overcome adversity. Roberts will be tasked with managing a roster that includes several new faces, while also navigating the expectations of a fanbase that has grown accustomed to winning.
As the season gets underway, all eyes will be on Roberts and the Dodgers, as they seek to reclaim their place as one of the elite teams in baseball.