'Put it on record': Roberts predicts Dodgers to win it all

March 25th, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Get your (digital) bulletin boards ready.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had something to say, and he said it confidently on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday morning. The skipper reiterated his stance in the afternoon following his club’s 6-6 tie against the Rockies at Salt River Field.

Put simply, the Dodgers are going to win the World Series in 2022. Roberts all but guaranteed it.

“It’d be crazy not to,” Roberts said Thursday afternoon. “I believe in this organization. I believe we are going to put ourselves in that position, and we’ve got to finish it this year.”

The Dodgers were eliminated last season by the eventual 2021 World Series champion Braves in the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles enters the season as one of the favorites to play in this year’s Fall Classic.

Roberts’ response was straightforward when he was reminded by reporters that other teams don’t like to make such bold predictions.

“I don’t care,” Roberts said. “Everyone in this organization better believe that. The people outside of this organization that don’t believe that, I got no problem with you.”

During the interview with Patrick, the host asked Roberts to finish this sentence:

“The Dodgers will win the World Series if ...”

Roberts’ response?

“We play a full season and there is a postseason. We are winning the World Series in 2022. I know where you are going with that. We will win the World Series this year. Put it on record.”

The Dodgers' manager went on to elaborate that the health of his starting staff will help determine if his club wins the World Series, but he never wavered from his stance.