Dave Roberts ‘Proud’ Of Dodgers’ Consistency Each Year

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a historic stretch that includes 11 consecutive trips to the postseason, 10 National League West titles, three pennants and one World Series championship. Dave Roberts has been a big part of that success since taking over as manager prior to the 2016 season.

Roberts has overseen many rosters during the span and always gets the best out of his players. Even with the potential for turnover and injuries that could derail a season, the Dodgers are seemingly in contention to be the last team standing every year.

Roberts credited the organization for its consistency and work ethic, which he believes is second to none compared to the rest of the league, via Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post:

“Things just don’t sort of spiral on us,” said Manager Dave Roberts, who took over before the 2016 season. “All the teams that we’ve had, they’re just very consistent of mind and of work. Certainly we have a lot of talent, but you can look around at teams that are very talent-laden, high payroll-laden that aren’t as consistent as we are. That’s a hallmark I’m pretty proud of.”

The Dodgers’ current streak of 11 consecutive playoff appearances is the third-longest in MLB history behind only the Atlanta Braves (14 from 1991-2005) and New York Yankees (13 from 1995-2007).

The Dodgers are routinely at the top of the payroll list and have the financial power that few can rival. However, the organization is able to sustain its success by having a high success rate in developing homegrown players, which Roberts recently pointed out.

Roberts is the fourth-winningest manager in Dodgers franchise history behind Hall of Famers Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda and Wilbert Robinson.

Dave Roberts not taking Dodgers’ success for granted

After the Dodgers clinched their 10th NL West title in the last 11 seasons last year, Roberts said he will never take the team’s success for granted.

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