Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wins NL Manager of the Year Award – Sports Out West
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wins NL Manager of the Year Award

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The Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wins Manager of the Year, beating out Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker for the award. Roberts becomes only the sixth rookie manager to win the award.

He led the Dodgers to a 91-71 record and their fourth consecutive NL West crown. Not to mention, their first NLCS appearance since the 2013 season.

2016 could have been arguably one of the best seasons for the Dodgers in recent memory, not only because they were one-win away from punching their ticket to the World Series but because of how the team handled adversity and showed their resiliency.

The Dodgers had easily one of the worst injury ridden season after sending 28 players to the disabled list, including ace Clayton Kershaw for more than two months to a back injury.

With the season looking all but bleak Roberts showed great poise and trust in the team, turning around an eight-game deficit behind the San Francisco Giants and clinching the Dodgers fourth consecutive postseason berth (franchise record).

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Daiki Sato

Daiki Sato is a senior at San Diego State University and also writes for Elite Football Network. He currently covers high school sports in San Diego and the San Diego State football program.
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