September 9, 2019 at 8:53 am #105697
Some people are surprised about this because they won the world series last year but I think it is the right move. I have always thought Dombrowski was over rated. His tenure with a team usually ends up in a big mess. He buys some expensive players, guts the farm system, has one or two really good years, then leaves the organization with a big mess to clean up. Oh and he can never build a bullpen.
Smart move by the Sox.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) September 9, 2019September 9, 2019 at 9:15 am #105700
The strange part is, whether or not you agree with Dombrowski’s “win now” approach, the Red Sox knew who they were hiring. Seems like they wanted to eat the cake last year and now they want to have the cake.
Some talk about tank now to win later. In this case maybe it’s more like win now and suffer later. It can be a great approach if you don’t count the suffering part.September 9, 2019 at 9:32 am #105701
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Some small-market teams would love to get that shot at the WS even if it meant going back into obscurity again.September 9, 2019 at 11:41 am #105703
The new regime will likely want to shake things up and will likely be told to get under the luxury tax level for a restart on that.
Is there a world in which they trade David Price? It’s possible no one on their roster would be untouchable if they “retool”.September 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm #105707
Kind of unexpected considering that the guy had won 3 pennants and a World Series since coming to Boston in 2015. Wonder what happens to LaRussa now. I think he will probably move on since he was a Dombrowski friend. I bet Dombrowski finds another job pretty quick but it will have to be somebody with money as he is a known spender. That eliminates the Cards for all you Mo haters.September 9, 2019 at 3:10 pm #105715
The Yankees haven't changed GMs in 21 years. The Red Sox are looking for their 9th since then!
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 9, 2019
And also this:
That 25 1/2-game swing is the 2nd-largest in the division-play era. The biggest:
1975-76 — 27 1/2 games.
And that record is still within reach!
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 9, 2019September 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm #105719
It would’ve been tolerable if they were in the WC hunt but they’re on the outside looking in. on that as well.
Boston knew who they were getting. Then again as been pointed out they’ve gone through GM’s like crazy.September 9, 2019 at 6:14 pm #105724
The #RedSox have a principal owner, a chairman, a team president and as of yesterday four people running baseball operations.
But they all left it to Alex Cora to answer questions about the firing of the president of baseball operations by himself for 22 minutes.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 9, 2019September 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm #105787
I think its really a sad state of affairs when you fire somebody a year after winning a world series unless its a personal conduct situation. while teams should always try to win, jobs and such shouldn’t be on such a fragile wire that one disappointing season can turn things into turmoil. maybe the baseball gods should hit them with another long streak of not winning it all.September 11, 2019 at 9:20 am #105847
I had been wondering if the Sox would have interest in Mo. Ben Frederickson brought this up in his chat yesterday.
Q: If the Cardinals make a deep postseason run, are the bad moves by president of baseball operations John Mozeliak simply forgotten by the front office?
BenFred: Shouldn’t a deep postseason run be considered when taking stock of a president of baseball operations? That — returning to the postseason — what this season was supposed to be about, right?
The ownership and Mozeliak are aligned, and there have been no signs — even when the Cardinals were struggling — that this will change.Here’s something to chew on.
More than wondering if Mozeliak will be fired, it might be worth wondering if he could be of interest to the Red Sox.
If Boston grew tired of Dave Dombrowski’s heavy spending and practice of swapping prospect talent for production now, and Red Sox want to try a more sustained success model, it would make sense to look to St. Louis as blueprint, but with a Boston payroll.September 12, 2019 at 10:10 am #105962September 12, 2019 at 10:33 am #105963
I keep trying to post to today’s game thread but keep getting an error message telling me I cannot post at this time and to try later. Have had this before and edited the post and it went through but not this time. Just want to see if I can send a post to another thread.
Also, I tried to email Brian and quoted the post in that email and it got rejected.
September 20, 2019 at 8:25 am #107118
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by Minuteman3.
The Red Sox have asked Tony La Russa to remain with the club. The Hall of Fame manager came to Boston to work as VP/special assistant to Dave Dombrowski, who worked w/La Russa w/White Sox decades earlier. But remaining brass prefers TLR stay, and there have been talks to that end
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 19, 2019September 20, 2019 at 8:44 am #107120
I hope LaRussa leaves. Someone commented what a bang up job he did in Arizona but front what I could read his handpicked GM, Dave Stewart, left before he could be fired and Tony’s job title was dropped a notch plus the D’Backs didn’t play up to expectations. I wish Tony well but don’t think Boston is his kind of operation but I know he liked Dave Dombrowski so why would he stay for the same treatment.September 20, 2019 at 8:59 am #107123
TLR was the man in charge in Arizona. In Boston, he is an advisor, with no direct management responsibility. Very different.September 20, 2019 at 11:34 am #107171
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Doesn’t make sense to invite LaRussa to return until you choose a new GM.September 20, 2019 at 11:47 am #107174
Which is how the Red Sox do things. They had employed something like eight former GMs. Too may cooks. Tough job.September 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm #108463September 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm #108507
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