Right now, the Dodgers are far away from that team that went one game short of winning the World Series last season. Their reality nowadays is closer to the bottom of their division than challenging for a playoffs spot.
However, team’s manager Dave Roberts is not concerned about the situation and clearly believes that at the end of the season, the Dodgers will be crowned for the seventh time in a row as divisional champions ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks and bitter rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
Andrew Friedman: "If we had to assign blame at this point, it should be me who is taking that." And on Dave Roberts: "There is no doubt in my mind that he is the right guy to lead this team going forward."— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) 14 de mayo de 2018
Q&A with the #Dodgers' baseball boss.https://t.co/5bPVuE1gIR
Roberts spoke with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, and he’s calm about the situation and says that there’s no need to panic:
“I understand that it's a long season. I look at the standings, and we're eight games back. Eight games back is not unattainable, by any stretch of the imagination, as we sit here in May”
Even Dodgers’ president has Roberts’ back, as Andrew Friedman previously said that the manager is not to be blamed by team’s woes this season, as he believes that the front office has more responsibilities over these early struggles.
Right now, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 7.5 games behind divisional leaders, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as they stand with a 16-24 record.