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

21:51  17 may  2018
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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 "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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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."

Celtic loanee Roberts a target for Leicester and West Ham .
Leicester City and West Ham United are reportedly preparing bids for Patrick Roberts, who is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. The Daily Express report that the two English clubs will wait until after Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Motherwell to make their approaches. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has not given up hope of keeping the 21-year-old again next season, but that is not likely if there is significant interest south of the border as Man City are hoping he can get some Premier League experience. Roberts is currently in his second loan spell at Celtic Park but has struggled to maintain a regular place in the side due to injury this time around. However, throughout his time with the Bhoys, he has lifted three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup. The midfielder moved to Man City from Fulham in 2015 at the age of 18, and cost the now Premier League Champions £12m. Any deal for the Englishman could now be worth around £15m. With both Leicester and West Ham’s managers, Claude Puel and David Moyes respectively, facing uncertain futures, it remains to be seen when or if the bids will be made.


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