Dave Roberts PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 09: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leans against the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season ended on a very sour note, with a sweep in the NLDS by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

But Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Tuesday that sweep was a team effort, and no fault of manager Dave Roberts.

Friedman confirmed the veteran manager and the Dodgers coaching staff will return in 2024. He praised Roberts’ work this year.

“The collective effort of this group and the culture — not just, ‘Hey, everyone gets along’ — going through the clubhouse and watching how everyone is focused, all of our players on how to try to win a game,” Friedman said (via SB Nation’s Eric Stephens. “The one thing I can say with absolute certainty — and there aren’t many things I can do that about — as we postmortem, it was certainly not from a lack of effort. Watching the way these guys prepared, cared and did everything they could to put themselves in the best position to go out and have success.

“Now, we didn’t do it, and that ultimately is what matters most, so it’s figuring out from that. But I think Doc, our coaching staff did a good job this year, and none of us did a good job for any of those three games against Arizona.”

No one expected Roberts’ job to be in jeopardy despite the playoff stumble. In eight seasons, he has a 753-442 record with one World Series championship and three NL pennants.

Dodgers faithful and baseball fans in general had mixed thoughts on the decision.

[Eric Stephen, SB Nation]

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