Dave Dombrowski
Dave Dombrowski deserved to be fired #Dirtywater (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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 irrational fan. In this case, Dombrowski deserved to be fired. After winning the World Series, Dombrowski went on a bender because nothing he did after made any sense.

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. Darwinzon Hernandez who is supposed to be a prized pitching prospect was rushed to the majors prematurely which hurts his development. He also leads AA in walk percentage. This is him below which encapsulates the 2019 Red Sox bullpen.

See, you thought I was bitching for crying for no reason. No, my friends, it’s that bad. Dombrowski didn’t just build a bad bullpen. He threw away another chance to win a World Series based off of just ignorance. Dombrowski made ONE bullpen acquisition the entire season, Colten Brewer. He currently has a 4.53 ERA and was a 40 man roster dump by the Padres. That’s right, he couldn’t make the Padres roster. That was Dombrowski’s only move to fix the pen.

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. Sale is owed $145 million over the next 5 years. Obviously would have been much cheaper after having a down 2019 season. Especially after the health concerns in 2018. I’m not even mad about those first two. Bringing back Steve Pearce was a total bust. Eduardo Nunez was arguably the single worst baseball player in the league in 2019. Nunez had a -1.4 WAR in 60 games. That’s almost impossible to do. How about starting the season with Blake Swihart as the catcher? WTF was that? Refusing to acknowledge the bullpen issues is something a 5 year old could have figured out. Dombrowski did NOTHING right after winning the title. He deserved his fate.