Dodgers, Dave Roberts nearing contract extension

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Dodgers are getting close on an extension with manager Dave Roberts.

While Roberts took some criticism for the handling of his pitching staff in the World Series, it goes without saying that his hiring three years ago was an excellent move for the franchise. Indeed, the Dodgers have thrived under Roberts, going a combined 287-200 (.589) and reaching the World Series in each of the last two seasons.

At the moment he’s poised to enter 2019 on his option year which would make him a lame duck. The Dodgers’ brass are wise to not let that happen. They’re wise to not let it even get to December in that situation.