AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season.
Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his pitching decisions in losing Game 5 of the NL Division Series to Washington. His in-game tactics during the team's losses in the 2017 and '18 World Series drew some disapproval, too.
Friedman said Monday he was surprised by speculation about Roberts' status. The manager signed a contract extension through the 2022 season last November.
"When the season ends as abruptly as it did, and it's one of the more painful losses that I can remember, the whole thing is foc