The regular season is coming to close and the final playoff standings are beginning to form.
Every manager that will arrive in the playoffs will prepare their team for a potential World Series run. However, there are two managers that have more experience in the playoffs, and are both ready to push for their second championship.
MLBro managers Dave Roberts and Dusty Baker have already solidified playoff spots for their teams and are looking forward to October baseball.
Dave Roberts Just Wins & Wins
Dodgers manager Roberts led his team to a World Series title in the Covid-shortened 2020 season.
Although Roberts is a proven manager, he has won only one of three World Series appearances that his team has been to. With all of the talent that he has had, and his unprecedented regular season success, expectations are still high for him as fans and media alike believe that he is more than capable of leading the team to another ring.
Currently, the Atlanta Braves sit as the favorite to win the National League Pennant, but do not underestimate the longevity and professionalism of Roberts and his Dodgers team.
MLBbro Dusty Baker brought legitimacy back to the Houston Astros organization, after a few years of chaos following their cheating scandal which many fans believe led to their 2017 World Series win.
Many believed that the Astros run was over, but Dusty with his vast experience rallied the team together for a surprise World Series run last season. Long has he been a great manager, but last fall cemented his legacy amongst the elite.
A repeat as World Series champion would place him in a totally separate elite category. He could join MLBbro Cito Gatson as the only other African-American manager to win back-to-back World Series titles.
Dusty Baker Going For Back-To-Back World Series Rings
Both of these MLBbro managers have experienced great success. Dave Roberts has never won less than 91 games in seven full seasons as manager. Dusty is an icon and the pride of Black Baseball.
He’s the only manager to win a division with five different teams. And over the last 30 years he’s accumulated 2.179 wins, good for seventh place all-time just behind Sparky Anderson, who he should pass in 2024 if Dusty decided to manage again, and Joe Torre (2,326).
A dream scenario would be to see the two MLBbros meeting up against each in the Fall classic.
An appearance for the Astros would mark Dusty’s club winning three straight American League pennants, a feat that has not happened since the New York Yankees did it from 1998-2000. Roberts helped the Dodgers to the franchise’s 10th NL West crown in 11 seasons.
There is no guarantee that either manager will end up in the World Series, but one thing we can be sure of is that both MLBbros will have their teams prepared and ready for the challenge.