Sport Dodgers manager Dave Roberts' job safe despite 16-26 start, GM says

21:51  17 may  2018
21:51  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Dave Chang Show. GM Street. House of Carbs. Jam Session. It might seem like any manager could have taken such a talented roster playing so well to the World Series, but the ease with which the Dodgers made their run shouldn’t obscure the job skipper Dave Roberts has done: He put those

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts' job is save despite the team's poor start to the season, GM Farhan Zaidi says.

"We, again, have all the confidence in him in the world," Zaidi said Thursday on ESPN Los Angeles radio (via ESPN.com). "We said that during spring training when people asked about it, haven't seen anything in this first quarter of the season that has done anything to our confidence level with him."

The defending NL champions are in last place in the NL West and entered Thursday's play 16-26, the earliest the Dodgers have been 10 games under .500 since 1929, almost three decades before the team moved from Brooklyn to L.A.

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2017.07. 26 . 4:29:59 With Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with a lower back strain, manager Dave Roberts will insert righty Brock Stewart into the Dodgers ' starting rotation .

On the bright side, the Dodgers are "only" 8 1/2 games out of first place with two-thirds of a long season to be played.

a man wearing a hat: Dave Roberts © (Getty Images) Dave Roberts

Zaidi's vote of confidence came only days after Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said that if someone should take the blame for his team's struggles in 2018 it should be Friedman himself.

"There is no doubt in my mind that [Roberts] is the right guy to lead this team going forward," Friedman told the Los Angeles Times. "The way our minds work is not to assign blame to anyone at this point. It's to hunker down, all together, and try to solve problems.

"I'm very comfortable in saying that if we had to assign blame at this point, it should be me who is taking that, and not Doc."

Clayton Kershaw could start Thursday after successful simulated game .
The dominating left-hander has been sidelined since early May with bicep tendinitis.That could set him up for a start as early as Thursday at home against the Phillies.

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