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Dave Roberts has been quoted 152 times. The one recent article where Dave Roberts has been quoted is Two dramatic streaks will define the Dodgers' 2017 season -- unless they can pull off something even more memorable in October. Most recently, Dave Roberts was quoted as having said, “I look for anything I can see. I look for location, sequence, with runners on, what they're trying to do. What the base coaches are doing, what the guy on deck is doing. If it just so happens they're trying to pick up signs, I look for that too. I like to sleep on things, and watching that video after every game, win or lose, gives me reassurance of what we need to do the next day.”.
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Aug 31 2017

Obviously, with where we're at right now, I know that, not that he needs any more motivation or incentive, but I know that he's looking to put a stop to this little downslide.feedback

Aug 31 2017

It's just starting pitching this series wasn't there. ... We talk about you're as good as your starting pitching, so it was one of these series where for three days we didn't have it.feedback

Aug 26 2017

As he starts to see the finish line and understands that he's gearing up for a postseason, you see the focus. That's why Adrian has performed in big games and in the postseason throughout his career. He has that ability to stay in the strike zone and get that big hit or walk when you need it and pass the baton. From the moment he came back, he's been determined to show he warrants an opportunity each day.feedback

Aug 26 2017

As the numbers show, we can slug with anyone,'. We can hit the ball out of the ballpark. But when you're facing [starters who are] 1s and 2s, those homers are hard to come by. To be able to string together some hits or take a walk, that's how you beat those guys, in my opinion. When you add Curtis and Adrian and a healthy Cody Bellinger and the other guys in our lineup who have the same mentality -- but can also slug when there's a mistake -- we're relentless. It's a lineup that has to be very taxing on a pitching staff.feedback

Aug 22 2017

There's still swelling,'. With him being such a dynamic player and (so) violent with his swing, we haven't really tested the lateral movement yet. When you look at the cost of trying to get him through it vs. the upside, it's probably smart to be on the cautious side.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We'll make a decision once the medical staff puts an eye on him. It's a little concerning considering his history. ... We really have got to be cautious.feedback

Aug 19 2017

[Joc] being optioned to Oklahoma City gives him a chance to reset. I have no doubt that he'll come back here and help us win a lot of baseball games and get to our ultimate goal. But I think where he's at right now with a swing change, trying to get some consistency, in a major league setting, it's really hard to perform without looking at the scoreboard and looking at your average.feedback

Aug 19 2017

(Joc) being optioned to Oklahoma City gives him a chance to reset. I have no doubt that he'll come back here and help us win a lot of baseball games and get to our ultimate goal. But I think where he's at right now with a swing change, trying to get some consistency, in a Major League setting, it's really hard to perform without looking at the scoreboard and looking at your average.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Curtis Granderson is a huge addition, a real coup, for us. Fits in with what we already have. He's a consummate professional. He's been on the big stage. For his ability to come in and hit right-handed pitching and play anywhere in the outfield, potentially come off the bench if we need that, it enhances our ballclub.feedback

Aug 13 2017

Youthful enthusiasm for the outsider is an extremely fickle political horse.feedback

Aug 12 2017

He was a college player out of Virginia – an intelligent, athletic baseball player, high aptitude, can do a lot of things on the field, a shortstop by trade. When we acquired him, he was in the middle of the infield, so this year – for our roster to make sense for him and for us – he had to play some outfield. For him to take that on so seamlessly says a lot about him as a baseball player.feedback

Aug 09 2017

It is history in the making, But when you get back to the day-to-day, I don't think anyone is really thinking about that.feedback

Aug 08 2017

Once he gets on the mound and repeats that a couple of times, then I think that Clayton will know more and the training staff will know more on how we want to progress.feedback

Aug 08 2017

I think that a bullpen in the next few days makes sense.feedback

Aug 08 2017

He's close. I think it just makes sense for us to be cautious. We just don't want to put ourselves in any situation where there's a setback. The calendar's on our side. I know that Clayton resists that. But I think as an organization it's best for him and best for all of us to err on the side of caution. He says he could swing a bat if needed but I think to take an extra day (off) would make sense.feedback

Aug 06 2017

The probability of a guy stealing, and stealing at a high efficiency rate, has dropped. For us -- for me -- to call for a pitch out, I just don't see the value in sacrificing a pitch.feedback

Aug 06 2017

He's a grinder and he's blue collar. He's the glue of our ball club. For me, there is a certain mentality and a focus you have to have each day, and that is what Justin has. When you put him alongside a Chase Utley and a Clayton Kershaw, you've got a very stable core.feedback

Aug 03 2017

What I draw off our '04 team is that the guys in the clubhouse focused on each day. And everybody outside of the clubhouse focuses on the World Series, but in the clubhouse, that is the least of our concerns, because we can't control it. That's the thing that people outside the clubhouse don't understand: we can't get past each day.feedback

Aug 01 2017

I think that plays into it, the competition.feedback

Jul 29 2017

He'll continue to ramp up, how aggressively I think that's going to be up to the medical staff. They have keen eyes on him, so we'll see.feedback

Jul 29 2017

That's in the hands of the medical staff. He said he felt good today, and they gave him the green light to go play catch. Being on an airplane, what's best for his back, how much he's going to get out of being on the road with us. And I'll defer to him and the trainer. Obviously, with Clayton, we want to have the right people have eyes on him. I don't even want to speculate, but it kind of makes sense that he stays here. But if he has a burning desire to travel with us, we'll take that into consideration, too.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He came in yesterday and felt really good. So the medication, obviously, he responded to. For him to get the go-ahead to start playing catch again, I think that's ahead of where we all anticipated, so I'm going to be cautiously optimistic. Probably. That's why we were reluctant to put a timetable out there.feedback

Jul 24 2017

We all feel for Clayton because he's a big part of what we're doing. But we look at our group and what's in place, we're going to keep winning baseball games.feedback

Jul 23 2017

We're trying to get guys out of the clubhouse. It's contagious. There's a handful of guys who are not feeling well.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It's a DL situation. It will take 10 days regardless.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I do believe we have the unique, in-house pieces to win the season as well as 11 games in October. Which is really rare, in my opinion.feedback

Jul 20 2017

You can talk about expecting to win, but you've got to do it to really believe in it, and we're doing it.feedback

Jul 20 2017

We're very aware of what's going on around baseball. We still know we're the best team.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's really not a surprise. Every time he steps on the field, something special can happen.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I just don't see anyone compete as much as we do. Our club for 27 outs competes harder than anyone. When you have the talent we have and compete the way we do every single night, we're going to win a lot of games.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Yasiel overreacted. It's clear to me there was no intent (by Urena).feedback

Jul 15 2017

You look at the numbers and the production he has had, and the easy thing is to put him right in the middle of the order. But I think the right thing at this moment is to stay the course. It puts him in a good spot in the order, and the results are there.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Qatar

The Brotherhood's lack of penetration in Qatar is also explained by its inability to perform its usual social functions. Running local hospitals or schools, typical Brotherhood activities elsewhere in the region, is popular but inevitably undercuts the state's legitimacy. Qatar is a wealthy ... state that provides for its citizens' every need.feedback

Jul 14 2017

He has had a career year. He's tempting me to move him up in the order, but we're very offensive and we're doing something right.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Every night it's somebody different, and that's a sign of a good team. It seems like I say depth every single night, but that's probably been the biggest reason for our success.feedback

Jul 09 2017

He was Clayton-esque. He had everything working.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Women

I heard about it from some of my players and I guess they said I had a missed opportunity.feedback

Jul 07 2017

For us to look back on this series and win three is obviously a big boost.feedback

Jul 06 2017

He has that pitching-with-purpose mentality with every pitch.feedback

Jul 05 2017

Reality is setting in, what's best for Kersh. Him getting to 130 pitches doesn't make sense for anyone.feedback

Jul 05 2017

It was kind of in no-man's land. It was one of those tough plays.feedback

Jul 01 2017

It's what Major League Baseball felt was the right course of action, so I support it.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I just didn't appreciate some of the comments made toward our pitcher, that's all ... talking about one of my players in a very derogatory way. It's over. I probably got a little too emotional but you can sense it when guys are talking about your players.feedback

Jul 01 2017

We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I would think he would probably make that start for the Dodgers.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I probably got too emotional.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I probably could have handled it a little differently.feedback

Jul 01 2017

As an organization, we feel 200 innings is not the norm anymore. As a potential World Series team, to expect guys to go pitch through October, 180 could be 200. The key is that our starting pitchers have understood that if we can cut an inning off here and there to kind of lighten their load and gain it back on the back end to keep them strong throughout the season, it's a benefit for all of us. I'm not going into a game saying, Hey, this guy is only gonna go five innings,' because I would love them to go deep. But if the efficiency is not there, I'm not afraid to make the move.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I think the biggest piece is that our starters have bought into understanding that I don't need to push them every time they get on the mound, and our bullpen guys understand they might pitch in the fourth or the seventh or the eighth.feedback

Jul 01 2017

They don't have a designated role.feedback

Jun 29 2017

We haven't lost any games like that. Unfortunately, things like that are going to happen. That's a tough way to lose.feedback

Jun 27 2017

We lost a baseball game, but the biggest win is for Rich to give us seven innings, and pitch the way that 2016 Rich threw the baseball.feedback

Jun 26 2017

That was a good streak. That was historical.feedback

Jun 26 2017

He had third base, he was going hard, took the turn around third base and the play is in front of him. At that point you have to be instinctual.feedback

Jun 26 2017

That was a long, crazy game.feedback

Jun 24 2017

It would be a huge void. When you're playing a premium defensive position and you lose your shortstop and arguably your best hitter, it's a big blow.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Qatar

It takes until 2008 for Saudi Arabia to really digest the notion that Qatar is a fully independent state.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He didn't have his best stuff and those guys were taking some good swings. As I thought through it, I changed my mind.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He's had three days off, this was a big game and we have a day off tomorrow. It made sense.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I don't think we were giving at-bats away. I think Stephen was good today. He elevated his game.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It was a very fun baseball game to watch, two guys going at it and pitching really well. Scherzer is one of the best in the game.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He's in very, very exclusive company. The thing that's remarkable about Clayton is that it's a notch in his belt, but I don't think he puts too much credence in that. That says a lot about his character, understanding not only the big picture but his ability to stay micro-focused on today. He's a great pitcher, and for me to be a part of his journey is great.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Jansen "wants the baseball, and I try to temper it as much as I can.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He never wants to come out of the game, and I respect that. But it's my decision to do what I think is best for the club, and I know he respects it. There aren't many better options than Clayton in any capacity, and I think that we all understand that. The game tells you how you should manage it.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Iran

The key problem was that these comments simply voiced out loud what many have long understood as Qatar's true policy positions. [P]articularly under the leadership of the former Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar sought to carve out a unique niche for itself and its policies, such as augmenting relations with Israel or Iran, and rejecting the wider consensus of the regional group of the monarchies, the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).feedback

Jun 02 2017

I've never seen anything like that. As a baseball fan, it was really fun to watch.feedback

Jun 02 2017

He was unbelievable. I don't know what else to say. He was lights-out. He had command of everything he got moving towards home plate.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

We badly want to understand Trump, to grasp him. It might give us some sense of control, or at least an ability to predict what he will do next. But what if there's nothing to understand? What if there is no there there?feedback

May 07 2017

He's just got such a good feel. It's on the bases, playing defense and at the plate.feedback

May 01 2017

Cody is here by way of injury, and you have guys coming back. I don't think it's up for discussion that because he's performing... that someone else is going to be a casualty because of Cody.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We can now get Julio here, and he can be with us for the duration.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I think that he is throwing the ball well, and he was much more efficient in his last start. Julio, we just feel good about the head, the confidence, the compete. He's familiar with the big leagues, he's pitched in playoff games, so we're excited to get him back.feedback

Apr 25 2017

That was why we did what we did, to kind of shorten the season, condense it, slow play it, whatever you want to say, to now get Julio her,e and he can be with us for the duration.feedback

Apr 24 2017

We'll get to San Francisco and see tomorrow morning how he feels. ... For me, as a person who's had injuries with the legs, you've got to be extra careful.feedback

Apr 24 2017

He's still coming back. To expect him to be locked in right now might be a little unfair.feedback

Apr 21 2017

I think there is some thinking through how to attack hitters and making sure he and [catcher Yasmani Grandal] are on the same page. In between pitches, he is very methodical by nature. So to speed him up, to try to do that and force it, there is risk vs. reward.feedback

Apr 21 2017

He's a little quicker. I didn't have a clock on it, but it's a work in progress. We will continue to work on it.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We had our docs look at [the X-ray] today and it wasn't a clear fracture, but there was something in there that was causing some pain. There was some sort of little hairline thing going in there, where it's not a four-to-six-week issue like a typical fracture.feedback

Apr 14 2017

What day he is activated, we're not sure. But he is on his way.feedback

Apr 14 2017

We know we're evenly matched. I think [the Cubs] know it as well… I think they know we're not going anywhere.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Last year, in my opinion, they were the best team, but this year I think we closed the gap.feedback

Apr 14 2017

It's something that will stay with you forever. But now it's time to focus on doing it all over again.feedback

Apr 13 2017

They're still the reigning champions, but I think that we've closed the gap.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I think (Turner) said it was on a dive, so I don't think it's a strain or anything like that. It might have been a charley horse or something like that.feedback

Apr 11 2017

He's close. I think to pick our spots and use him accordingly, and when we do need him, he'll be ready. But we're not ready to say when that day will be. Sometime the end of the month makes sense.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Is it good to see, inspiring? No. I don't think it's inspiring. I think it's great for the Cubs. It's great for their fans. It's been a long time coming. I think it's great for baseball. But for our players, I think it's individual. You've got to ask each guy. To be on the line for 45 minutes, to watch the ring ceremony, when it's 40 degrees, I don't know how comfortable or inspiring that will be.feedback

Apr 09 2017

He's more than dependable. So yeah, you know what, he's human and he was pretty amped up tonight. You could see the velocity touched 95 [mph]. He was throwing some sliders 91. So he was amped up and feeling good so that's a good thing. But it's going to happen that he will make mistakes and those guys took advantage of it.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Obviously, he'd like to start off a little hotter but tomorrow he could have a couple of hits and we're talking about how he's off to a good start to the season.feedback

Apr 07 2017

Throughout spring training, his start in Anaheim (before Opening Day), there was nothing. And so I don't know if it was a little deviation in his pregame (routine). The pitch count has been there so it's not a pitch-count thing. So we really don't know but we're trying to dig into the cause.feedback

Apr 06 2017

He's emotional and we love that about him and he cares. But that's a game you just can't get thrown out of.feedback

Apr 06 2017

It's more credit now that he's started off this series well in the sense that they're pitching him tough. He's swinging at strikes and taking balls. We look for him to sustain this.feedback

Apr 06 2017

The thing with Yasiel is, early on in his career, the league didn't know how to approach him. He was hitting a lot of balls out over, and the league was learning from him, and the last couple of years, you see the league has adjusted. He's had to make those adjustments as well. Right now, he's being disciplined with his approach and continues to work through mechanics.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He is expecting to go out there and throw a shutout every time he takes the mound. I don't know what the correlation is to No. 1s that they don't typically get that run support, and obviously they are facing No. 1s as well, if it lines up. But for Clayton it's nice. But for our guys on the offensive side, it shouldn't matter who's pitching. You go out there and executive a gameplan and the hitting guys had a great gameplan for our offense today.feedback

Apr 01 2017

Everyone in that clubhouse wants to win a championship. You look at our offseason, what the front office, and the players returning as free agents, what they sacrificed to be in that clubhouse shows a lot of unselfishness. I think ... on into the season, [unselfishness] is what it is going to take from each player.feedback

Mar 20 2017

For a couple of days we felt he was out of the woods, but then this morning he was in there and was ready to go, but he just didn't loosen up.feedback

Mar 02 2017

He's special, not only in the ability to put the bat on the ball, but just the head and the heartbeat. All that stuff just plays to a veteran. Then you mix in the skill set. There is really nothing, to me, that Corey can't do.feedback

Mar 02 2017

That's pretty exciting for all of us.feedback

Dec 06 2016

It's incredible, the different directions that our conversations in the suite go.feedback

Oct 30 2016

Every manager would like their starter to go complete-game shutout, but I think that there's a certain point in the game where the starting pitcher is not being as effective, and you have other options. When you look at analytics or data, those are facts. So where certain options have shown better, then as manager it only makes sense to trust that information as well as your eyes.feedback

Oct 23 2016

He had the psyche, the preparedness obviously is never in question, and it's just one of those nights that they took advantage of some mistakes.feedback

Oct 22 2016

I think that the first thing I saw is the Cubs hitters, they had a great game plan tonight. And there was a couple mistake sliders that they took advantage of. But they were running counts, they used the whole field, and there was traffic all night for Clayton. And he gave it everything he had, but when they did – when he did make a mistake, they made him pay.feedback

Oct 22 2016

We have asked a lot of Clayton all year long, so, again, it's just more of you got to give those hitters credit.feedback

Oct 21 2016

Our confidence hasn't wavered. This series certainly isn't over.feedback

Oct 21 2016

This series certainly isn't over.feedback

Oct 20 2016

It's not an elimination game.feedback

Oct 20 2016

You've got to brush off and get ready for tomorrow.feedback

Oct 20 2016

I thought we put ourselves in a position to get to Lackey, but he escaped.feedback

Oct 17 2016

With Richie, it's an inning-by-inning thing, so we'll just keep our fingers crossed. Because all things being equal, the blister holds, I really, really like our chances.feedback

Oct 17 2016

I think that you couldn't have scripted it any better. And it was just another fun ballgame.feedback

Oct 16 2016

I trust Joe, I've trusted him all year long, he's been great for us. Left a pitch up. ... It just didn't work out.feedback

Oct 16 2016

You got to walk Heyward with the open base.feedback

Oct 16 2016

It's hard to love the matchups against Chapman, anyway.feedback

Oct 15 2016

It's just more of just getting assurance that he feels good physically, which he does, and so it's one of those things, obviously, when you get a chance for Clayton to pitch Games 2 and potentially 6, that's a good thing for us. And, yeah, it's full go.feedback

Oct 15 2016

And, yeah, it's full go.feedback

Oct 14 2016

I kind of put Theo and Jed together and they're good friends of mine, and there's a lot of, a little bit of banter, but obviously I've got the ultimate respect for those guys and they really helped me get a ring.feedback

Oct 14 2016

He's going to go out there and get a lift in and throw and run and do what he does. So, obviously, we're not prepared to make that decision yet, but he's tracking to start when we all think.feedback

Oct 14 2016

Looking him in the eye, I felt good about it, and the training staff gave the OK, so it's only fitting for Clayton to get the last out right there.feedback

Oct 14 2016

These are conversations that me, the front office, we have daily, about just kind of forward-thinking, being open-minded to how you can use guys in certain roles. And today was a prime example.feedback

Oct 14 2016

Clayton came to me in the seventh, and said that he had an inning if I needed it.feedback

Oct 11 2016

If anyone gives up on this team, they haven't seen us play a whole lot this year, and it starts with what Clayton did – short rest and leaving it all out there. Everyone fed off that.feedback

Oct 08 2016

That's a variable that is kind of start to start, and we'll see how he is.feedback

Oct 07 2016

Well, I think Dusty is going to try. Yeah, it does, and I think that there's a little bit of banter with ... home plate umpires. But I think that you might see it from both sides of the dugout this series.feedback

Oct 04 2016

When he's on the bases, he creates tension. He turns doubles into triples, singles into doubles.feedback

Oct 02 2016

To be a part of what he's done in his last game, I'll give him a little salute at some point.feedback

Oct 01 2016

Today wasn't a good day for the quality of at-bats. Some with the lack of familiarity (with Blach), but even with that I think we gave away a lot of at-bats.feedback

Sep 25 2016

It was a work in progress all year. We're going to enjoy it.feedback

Sep 09 2016

For Clayton to be back on the mound, I think that's a win for us. Fernandez was good, but the No. 1 thing was Clayton got out of this feeling pretty well. We didn't expect him to be in midseason form anyway.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I think in some weird way, it does. They really wanted this game to salvage the series. I think there's a little something that salvages it for us in a strange way.feedback

Aug 25 2016

He's about ready to pick up a baseball. Obviously we don't know how much we can build him up, but it's encouraging that Ryu wants to get back in in any capacity he can.feedback

Aug 24 2016

I don't even know if he showered.feedback

Aug 22 2016

It feels much better from this side. Yeah, I saw 'em. I remember.feedback

Aug 17 2016

It couldn't have been scripted any better.feedback

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