Dodgers' Roberts confident about extension: 'It'll get done'
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expects to negotiate a new contract extension with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman in the coming weeks, according to Andy McCullough of The Athletic.
"It'll get done," Roberts said over the weekend.
Roberts, whose current deal expires at the end of the 2022 campaign, added that there's still plenty to accomplish with the Dodgers.
"When I stop loving my job, then I'll have no problem walking away," Roberts said. "Regardless. Yes, winning a championship, another championship and more, is the goal.
"But for me, I know that it gives the Dodgers the best chance to do that if I do my job with complete passion, conviction, and commitment. If I can do that, I think, on my end of things, that helps us get to where we want to get to. If I feel like I can't do that and deliver that, it's time for me to move on."
Roberts owns a career 542-329 record during the regular season across six years with Los Angeles. The 49-year-old skipper has led the club to five division titles and three trips to the World Series, including a championship in 2020.
"(Roberts) has been a big part of our past success, and I look forward to him being a big part of future success as well," Friedman said.