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The Los Angeles Dodgers are again among the high contenders for a neighborhood in the World Series, but manager Dave Roberts believes the checklist begins and ends with his team.
For the length of an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Roberts expressed total self perception that his team will hoist the trophy when it's all said and done.
"We are a success the World Series in 2022. I do know where you’re going with that," Roberts said (h/t Chris Bumbaca of USA Nowadays). "We are succesful of obtain the World Series this yr. Set aside it on story."
In six seasons as Dodgers manager, Roberts led the team to NL West titles in each of his first 5 years. The jog ended in 2021 even even supposing L.A. notched 106 wins, the second-very most practical entire in the majors leisurely most effective the division-a success San Francisco Giants.
Los Angeles has obtained a minimum of 90 video games in 5 of Roberts' six seasons as manager, the outlier being the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The Dodgers broke thru to obtain the World Series that yr for the club's first title since 1988. The team was unable to celebrate with a championship parade due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Dodgers enter the 2022 season with one of basically the most valiant lineups in MLB. Los Angeles added a extremely effective lefty slugger by touchdown veteran first baseman and 2019 NL MVP Freddie Freeman in free agency.
Roberts advised Patrick that Los Angeles' success this yr will come appropriate down to the successfully being of its beginning rotation. Walker Buehler could be the team's No. 1 starter adopted by veteran hurler Clayton Kershaw, who neglected well-known time in 2021 with injuries to his forearm.
The Dodgers will proceed spring working in direction of Friday against the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles is 1-3 with three ties.