My prayers have been answered! A little less than a year after winning the 2018 World Series, Dave Dombrowski has been fired as Red Sox President of Baseball Operations. A group of unknown misfits will handle the duties in the meantime. This was first reported by Ian Browne of MLB.com. Look, after winning the championship, you normally get a one year grace period. I’m not
The most egregious move was not addressing the bullpen. Dave let Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel walk in free agency. If you have been watching my Youtube series, I’m sure you heard me say numerous times, I didn’t care that he let them walk. It was the fact that he didn’t replace them.
The Red Sox instead went with a closer by committee a flat out embarrassing move by a defending champ. The season was over before it ever got started. The Sox once again had the best offense in baseball in 2019. They also led the Majors in blown saves. Can’t win with that recipe.
Matt Barnes blows. Ryan Brasier should go back to China or Korea. I don’t care just make his slanted head go away. Don’t even get me started on Tyler Thornberg. It’s a mess.
See, you thought I was bitching for crying for no reason. No,
Dave deserved to get whacked. Let’s also mention the fact that the Red Sox were in the middle of a playoff race at the trade deadline and the only move he made was Andrew Cashner. A guy with the lowest strikeout rate in the majors. That was NEVER going to work at Fenway Park. That one move at the deadline probably tanked the 2019 season. Cashner so far is 2-5 with a 6.28 ERA in a Red Sox uniform. It may go down as the single worst trade deadline acquisition in Boston Sports history.
I loved the move to re-sign Nathan Eovaldi but giving him $68 million looks questionable in year one. Extending Chris Sale a year before he had to looks bad.