Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dave Dombrowski Channels Lou Gorman On Pitching

Willie McGee
Many years ago, Sports Talk Guru Eddie Andelman mocked Red Sox GM Lou Gorman when he dismissed any interest in acquiring St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Willie McGee—a two-time National League batting champion. Pointing to the existing Red Sox outfield of Tom Brunansky, Ellis Burks and Mike Greenwell, Gorman said, "the way (those guys) are playing, where would we play McGee?" After that, every time any Red Sox official pooh-poohed getting a star player, Andelman would resurrect the "What Would We Do With Willie McGee?" shtick. Well, believe it or not, when asked if the current Red Sox are in the market for a number two starter, Dave Dombrowski actually said this, "I don't even know where we would put him." Yikes! The more things change, the more they stay the same.